Sunday, November 29, 2015

Movie Trailer: GODS OF EGYPT [Gerard Butler] 2.26.16 The WHITEWASHED EDITION

Well...after viewing the trailer, one has to be a bit perplexed as to why the cast does not reflect the story that is being told.

Lionsgate released an apology for the whitewashed movie...a  movie set in Egypt. BLANK STARE - I mean the shade is so evident in the movie itself. But, whatever.

Lionsgate's apology:

We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed. In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity, for which we sincerely apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.

The director of the film, Alex Proyas, also released an apology:

The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse. I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made.

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