Exodus- Gods-and-Kings*It’s beginning to look like any film set in ancient Egypt during biblical times will automatically be criticized for whitewashing its characters for the mainstream audiences.

The Huffington Post reports that the upcoming film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the latest feature to catch negative feedback from movie watchers who have taken their anger to Twitter with the hashtag: #BoycottExodusMovie.

The cast of “Exodus” is a mostly white affair with Christian Bale and Sigourney Weaver among the actors portraying kings, queens and prophets. On the other side, slaves, servants and low-class civilians appearing in the Ridley Scott-directed film are played by actors of color, the Post noted.

In addition to the film’s entertainers, set design for “Exodus” has generated criticism for offensive transformation.

News of the whitewashing of “Exodus” is shining a light on a long-standing issue in Hollywood, where whitewashing has been a regular thing over the years. Case in point: Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra in 1963.

Speaking with the Reporter, documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed said that whitewashed History Channel re-enactments inspired his latest film “Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism.”

“Exodus: Gods & Kings” is set to arrive in theaters in December. To see the film’s trailer, check out the video below: