Rupert Murdoch, founder and CEO of News Corporation, took to Twitter to defend the upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings.
For those of you who may not have seen the trailer, the film is directed by Ridley Scott and features all-white actors as Egyptian Gods and kings. Christian Bale is playing Moses, Aaron Paul is playing Joshua, and Sigourney Weaver is in the role as Tuya.
Say What Now?
There’s also some other questionable casting. Just take a look at the image below.
The movie has been long blasted for its lack of diversity — especially considering the fact that Ancient Egyptians are historically (and biblically) people of color..Since Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox is responsible for the film’s distribution, Murdoch defended the film in a series of ridiculous tweets.
No Mr. Murdoch, the racist thing would be to ignore the other shades of color and stick to one. The film opens in December and it’s definitely one we won’t be supporting.