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‘Gods of Egypt’ Releases Posters – Twitter Has a Field Day

gods poster 1The recently announced film, Gods of Egypt, has continued Hollywood’s infatuation with whitewashing Egypt or Kemet. The Alex Proyas film, which is set for an early 2016 release, stars Gerard Butler as Set, Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, and Geoffrey Rush as Ra. The only Black actor, Chadwick Boseman, plays Thoth.

Hollywood has historically whitewashed Egyptian set films since the early days of cinema. Films like The Ten Commandments (1956), Cleopatra (1963), and more recently the 2014 Ridley Scott film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, turned characters that were historically African and Middle Eastern into people with western European features.

Exodus: Gods and Kings was a financial flop, a critical failure with a rotten tomatoes score of 27 percent, and the film was banned in Egypt for its “historical inaccuracies.” Christian Bale played Moses, Joel Edgerton played Ramses and Sigourney Weaver played Ramses’s mother, Tuya because director Scott believed he could not sell a film with a “Muhammad So-and- So” as the star.

The film suffered from a Twitter backlash that chastised the whitewashed cast and the casting of Black people as slaves, thieves, and background characters. It appears Hollywood has not learned from its mistakes. Twitter has let it be known that this should not be happening in 2015.

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14 thoughts on “‘Gods of Egypt’ Releases Posters – Twitter Has a Field Day

  1. WOW! Where was this anger when Christian Bale played Moses in Exodus? Lot of out of charater actors in that movie as well!

  2. Glad they are speaking out. Hope it flops too. People are tired of these constant lies. The internet makes it hard to keep these lies going.

  3. There was quite the outrage on that movie too. Maybe you were not on twitter then.

  4. Do people even pay attention to egyptian statues?

  5. Your kidding right? There was a huge outrage and boycott against Exodus

  6. Nick Shields says:

    Yes it was & the movie flopped hard.

  7. Lo now. If we think that they dont notice the awakening of Black minds you would be wrong. We are shunning christianity and Islam in increasing numbers all because we have found a replacement; Egyptian Spirituality. This is nothing more than a co-ordinated move to recapture the psyche of Black people just like they white washed traditional religions. Just like we hang a pic of a man who has no physical characteristics of the place he was supposed to exist in, so will we be induced to invision Imhotep, Thoth, Horus, and Seti as as Michaelangelo's uncle.

  8. Yea Exodus flopped for the same reason… Whitewashing.

  9. you late. that one got dragged too!

  10. Black twitter is retarded. Egyptians aren't black. They aren't white either.

  11. Black Folks have been a major audience for the movie industry,

  12. Nat Essex says:

    The people occupying Egypt today are descedants of Arab invaders thus the "Arab Republic of Egypt" name for the country/area formally known as Kemet. The Europeans invaded and sat on Afrikan throwns and White washed the history. Kemetic people aka Egyptains were Black Afrikans. Period. FOH with this b.s. recycled lie that they try to teach every generation. ~Thuro~

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