Every day on Twitter, there’s a new topic up for debate or person being roasted for doing something rather controversial.
Earlier this week it was Cadbury under fire, following the release of their new Unity bar which users mercilessly joked had “ended racism” by bringing together four different types of chocolate.
Today, a casting website is currently the topic of discussion after a woman named Brydie stumbled across a casting call which appears to be seeking two people to star in a new music video.
And let’s just say that the character breakdown for the parts is something else.
The casting call, which was posted on Backstage.com has now expired, but Brydie managed to get screenshots before it disappeared.
It was said to be for Welsh rock group Stereophonics, but the casting company have since confirmed they had no involvement whatsoever with the post.
A spokesperson said: “The casting brief was an attempt by the director to find interesting actors through casting agents and sources.
“It didn’t come from the band and wasn’t approved by them.”
The screenshots show that the director was keen to cast a woman who is in her “mid-20s. Crooked beautiful. Oxford University dropout. Bipolar (currently in a manic stage).”
As well as this, she is said to have “a scar across the side of one of her cheeks, received during another manic episode. Has loving parents but they can’t find her. She doesn’t wear make-up. She smokes (even though the man doesn’t like it). She wears a baggy shirt with holes in it and a flower in her hair.”
The man’s part is equally as specific. It begins by saying he is someone in their mid-20s who is Welsh.
The casting call adds: “Crooked handsome. Slight. Oxford University (English Lit, the classics) dropout. A writer (carries a small secret book of poems).
“Plays a bit of piano on the side and plays well. His father a composer and mother an actress, both committed suicide in a suicide pact. He wears an unbuttoned shirt with sacred hearts.”
People on Twitter branded the whole thing “idiotic”.
One person wrote: “I was open-mouthed the whole time until I got to the suicide pact, whereupon I burst out laughing. Truly idiotic.”
Another said: “What is ‘crooked beautiful’? I’ve never heard this term before. Unless people are saying it behind my back…”
“Cannot wait to see how this translates to a music video,” replied a third.
Someone else responded: “My. That is specific.”
“What the actual f***,” added a fifth.