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Rupert Murdoch Defends ‘Exodus’ All-White Cast: ‘Since When Are Egyptians Not White?’

Jordan Chariton8 hrs ago
TV, newspaper and media mogul. And now, Rupert Murdoch-casting director?
21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch waded up to his neck into the casting decisions of his studio's upcoming biblical thriller "Exodus," which has been slammed by critics for having an all-white cast.
Murdoch took to Twitter to ask what all the fuss was about.
Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are.
- Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
Everybody-attacks last tweet. Of course Egyptians are Middle Eastern, but far from black. They treated blacks as slaves.
- Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
© Provided by TheWrap Rupert Murdoch Defends ‘Exodus’ All-White Cast: ‘Since When Are Egyptians Not White?’
Okay, there are many shades of color. Nothing racist about that, so calm down!
- Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
"Exodus" opens in theaters December 12th. TheWrap's lead movie critic Alonso Duralde thinks Christian Bale makes a "stiff white Moses" in the film, and warns moviegoers if they are "thinking that director Ridley Scott is going to give the Moses story anything we didn't already get from Cecil B. DeMille in two versions of 'The Ten Commandments,' prepare to be disappointed."


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