Casper Claiming Discrimination for being Labeled "Ghost" by Hollywood

Funny story written by Shaun Hittle

Thursday, 15 March 2007

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Hollywood, CA- In a move that could have rippling effects in the entertainment world, Casper, previously referred to as the "Friendly Ghost," has teamed up with the advocacy group Semantics Matters to help clean up his image. Casper is claiming that since being labeled a "Ghost" he has suffered discrimination in nearly all aspects of his life.

"Even though I'm a friendly ghost, people still get spooked by me. When I sneak up on people, they will rarely even say 'boo' to me," bellowed Casper from the Beverly Hills home he is currently haunting.

In addition, Casper claims his label as a ghost has limited his acting options. "I feel really typecast at this point in my career. I would like to do more challenging roles, maybe an indie film here and there, but people only recognize me as ghost. I don't think people realize my ability to act," reported Casper after not receiving a call back from the producers of the film 300. "I look great in tights and I can really handle a sword."

Casper's claims of discrimination come amid an incident at the recent Academy Awards. Casper, allegedly drunk, began shouting profanities at Best Supporting Actor Award Winner Alan Arkin during an award show after party. According to witnesses, Casper snuck up on Arkin at a urinal and harassed him for taking the role in Little Miss Sunshine, a role that Casper claims he was denied because of his ghost label.

Arkin responded in a phone interview with The Spoof, "I don't even think he was invited. He must have crept in through a vent."

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