A casting call for a “very pretty” and “childlike” girl to star in a Christmas advertising campaign has sparked outrage online for banning overweight children and redheads from applying.
The call was for an advertisement for Milka chocolate and was spotted by performer Helen Raw.
“She must be beautiful and angelic,” it reads. “Eye colour and hair colour are not important but no red hair [...] she must NOT have reached puberty.”
In an amendment to the original post, which was also shared by Raw, the casting director stated: “No overweight children as this is advertising chocolate.”