One concerned moviegoer is tired of seeing Hollywood white-wash stories set in Egypt and he’s doing something about it!
20th Century Fox enlisted director Ridley Scott to bring the story of Moses to the big screen once again. Instead of assembling a more ethnic cast, the roster for “Exodus: Gods And Kings” is almost completely white. A trailer for the film was released last mont, and it features Christian Bale as Moses. Sigourney Weaver will be playing and his adoptive mother Tuya, and the role of Rhamses will be played by Joel Edgerton.
Even though the movie won’t be out until December, a man named Adidas Wilson is urging movie lovers to boycott the film now because it is historically inaccurate. “People must know real history and not European lies, he wrote in the introduction to his request on Change.org. “Please do not support fake history.”
He then called out the studio and the Exodus director for populating a story set in Africa with white people. “The Bible says both Egyptians and Ethiopians are descendants of Ham,” Adidas wrote. “Remember, Egypt wasn’t invaded by Rome until 300 BC. Egypt is in Africa not Europe.”
This isn’t the latest film to suffer a severe case of white washing. According to The Huffington Post, the James Brown biopic Get On Up was entirely white behind-the-scenes as none of the producers, writers or director were black.
As of Friday night, the petition had 417 supporters, who all echoed his sentiments. Some even added their belief that the casting choices are part of a much larger agenda.
“I’m signing this because it goes against the true depiction of Egyptians in Africa and that the Black actors in the movie are only subjected to play slaves, thieves and criminal,” Arnette Dunn of Los Angeles wrote. “It’s once again setting the white supremacy agenda to make whites feel superior to blacks. Enough is Enough.”
Big Screen Blackout: Movie Lovers Call Out 20th Century Fox For Making White Moses Movie was originally published on hellobeautiful.com