Nick Jonas's video casting call for his summer tour is casually racist, openly sensual.

Nick Jonas's video casting call for his summer tour is casually racist, openly sensual.
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Nick Jonas is touring this summer, and judging by this casting announcement that Seventeen discovered, it's going to be a very bland tour. Bland as in white. White as in white people. White people as in a casting announcement that blatantly requests that only white women audition for a video that will play during Jonas's tour (although they can be slightly ethnic/tan).

Here are the key points of this casting announcement:

18-23 year old female models, mainly Caucasian or could have a bit of an ethnic flair, like Indian or South American. Ideal prototype is Emily Ratajkowski! We’re looking for girls that are that “Emily” type, super sexy, sensual, and GORGEOUS in a classic way and still a touch relatable. The kind of girls Nick Jonas would have a huge crush on, i.e., must be a knockout and have an incredible body. ... There will be some very VERY tasteful "suggested" nudity...but no visible private areas/parts will ever be shown/revealed. So, just suggestive and extremely elegant and tasteful. ALSO, as this is not a print job, but set to Nick's music, these models must be able to MOVE SENSUALLY and in a flirtatious way..."

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OK, so the video calls for a young white girl who is maybe a little bit ethnic but classic looking, and also has a suggestive look that's tasteful. Is this a riddle?

For reference on what the video's producers are looking for, this is Emily Ratajkowski:

Goober with great lighting. 🇨🇺

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Ratajkowski is Irish-German-Polish, which means the London-born model is descended from Ireland, Germany, and Poland. Those countries are quite far away from India and South America, places where sensually tasteful women could pick up some "ethnic flair."

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In short, what this casting announcement—which has been deleted—is trying to say is that the producers wanted some skinny white chicks with big boobs and maybe a nice tan.

The producers were right, though. That has historically been Jonas's type: Kate Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Culpo… you get the idea.

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