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Racist Casting Calls That'll Make You Realize How Much Work Hollywood Still Has To Do

08/19/2015 09:54 EDT | Updated 08/19/2015 09:59 EDT

Hollywood's days of using blackface and yellowface may be in the past but that doesn't mean racism has faded away from what we watch on screen. If anything, it might suggest racism has taken a more subtle form when it comes to making movies and TV shows.

Take the criticism the 2015 Academy Awards faced for its notable absence of minorities in the best actor and best actress categories.

But for a more recent example, take a look at this BuzzFeed video showcasing some of absurd casting calls from directors seeking actors to fulfill certain "types" of roles for their films.

So what kind of types of roles are we talking about? Well, here's the call for King David Films' TV show, Mouthpiece, which asked for an asian male in his 20s-40s with "an extremely small penis" for a frontal nudity scene.

What did BuzzFeed Eugene Yang have to say about that?

"This get's two giant Asian d*cks down!"

For more of the absurdity facing actors of ethnic decent, check out the video above.

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