Jesus took the wheel…
Egypt Bans ‘Exodus’ From Showing In Theaters
Looks like we’re not the only ones with objections to Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ film.
According to NY Daily News reports:
Moses has been exiled from Egypt…again.
The country has banned the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” according to the BBC.
The site reports that Egypt’s censorship board objected to “Exodus” due its “historical inaccuracies.” These include the movie depicting Jewish people as having built the Pyramids and attributing the parting of the Red Sea to an earthquake rather than a miracle performed by Moses.
In addition, the international news agency Agence France-Presse reports that Morocco has also banned theaters from showing the film.
The news is just the latest controversy surrounding the big screen biblical epic, which stars Christian Bale as Moses.
Prior to the film’s U.S. release on Dec. 12, “Exodus” drew criticism for having white actors portray Egyptians in the film.
Director Ridley Scott brushed off the controversy, telling those who wanted to boycott the movie to “get a life.”
Burn Hollywood Burn. Hopefully Hollywood has gotten the message loud and clear that people will not tolerate history being toyed with. We know it happens all the time with films but we never could understand how anyone would make a film about Egyptians and not cast any people of color in leading roles.