* The upcoming “Gods of Egypt” is the latest in a long line of films to be criticized for its “whitewashed” casting — but this time around, the director and the studio are owning up to, and APOLOGIZING, in the wake of the uproar.
The film, which bows February 26, 2016, casts white actors Gerald Butler (300), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), and Brendon Thwaites (The Giver) as Egyptians. Backlash was swift and brutal after the trailer for the film was released, revealing that the overwhelming majority of the cast was white.
Now for the record and the geographically challenged, Egypt is in Africa. Af-fri-frickin’-CA! Afri-Kunta-Kinte-CA!!!
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