Mexico airline apologises for light-skinned actors call

Mexico airline Aeromexico has apologised after a search for actors requested that only light-skinned performers apply for a television commercial.

Adverts shown on television in Mexico often feature light-skinned actors, sparking accusations of racial discrimination from many.

Mexican airline Aeromexico has apologised for the request. Credit: REUTERS/Paul Hanna

The request for actors, which was sent out by another company, specified it wanted "nobody dark skinned" and only those with "white skin."

Aeromexico said in a statement, "We offer our deepest apology and reaffirm our respect for all people, without regard to their gender, language, religion or skin colour."

The search for actors also said it did not want anyone with blond hair or blue eyes.