Egypt Bans Film 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Because Of 'Historical Inaccuracies'


Exodus: Gods and Kings has received its fair share of criticism for ‘whitewashing’ ancient Egyptians — and now the film has been banned in Egypt on the grounds of ‘historical inaccuracies’.

Ridley Scott’s epic, based on the Bible’s Book of Exodus, stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.

But despite the Hollywood pulling power, the country’s censors were unimpressed with the film’s claim that an earthquake sparked the famous Parting of the Red Sea, rather than a divine miracle, and another suggesting that Jews built the Pyramids.

Not only Egypt, but it’s also being reported that Morocco has banned the film as well.

Agence France-Presse has speculated that Morocco does not want to screen the film because it is a largely Muslim country, and Muslims believe that Moses is prophet and hence should not be depicted on the big screen.


[via BBC]

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