Ridley Scott attacked for all white cast in film

12/01/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Los Angeles – Director Ridley Scott has received a wave of criticism for having an all white cast in his latest film. As reported by WebProNews, several people have taken to social media to express their discontent over the casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, which is set in Egypt, and its historical accuracy.

Scott is quoted as telling Variety of the reason for his casting choices for the film, “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such… I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.”

Rupert Murdoch who owns the films’ distributor 20th Century Fox, posted on Twitter in response to the criticism, “Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are.”

Some fired back at Murdoch with comments such as “@DavidWashingto2 @rupertmurdoch His definition of ‘white’ is owning slaves,” which was posted by Eddie Major.

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