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Gods Of Egypt Sparks Racial Controversy – ManlyMovie

Gods Of Egypt Sparks Racial Controversy

godsofegyptBack when Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ came out, the furore over ‘white washing’ came with it, the allegation that too many white people were playing roles that historically would not have been white. Another similar movie is now facing calls of a lack of racial diversity, Gods of Egypt.

Director Alex Proyas himself has issued a statement apologizing for the lack of racial diversity in the cast. He tells Forbes:

“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.”

Lionsgate also acknowledged the need for more inclusive casting in a statement to Variety:

“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.​​”

Now I dunno, call me a cynic but I smell a marketing ploy here.  I practically hadn’t heard of this movie until recently and had not heard of this controversy until today, and I’m supposed to know these things.  So, apparently Alex Proyas and Lionsgate are apologizing louder than the actual complainers, with regards to their movie which so happened to be under performing on social media. What better way to solicit guerilla marketing, eh?

I guess I can cross Proyas off the interview list, heh, heh…

 

4 Comments

  1. Mucho Macho

    November 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I would like to release a statement.

    I’m sorry that i haven’t fucked every girl of every racial diversity.
    My horny standards dictate that I taste every kind of pussy in life..yet i haven’t.
    I’ve never been to Egypt therefore I never fucked an Egyptian girl.
    I would like to apologize to all the Egyptian bitches for that.

    We as men have a responsability to bang as many chicks as possible.
    to exclude women from the pleasures of our company..is wrong
    So men…don’t discriminate.
    Bang as many women as you can

  2. Mainline DnB

    November 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    This is downright offensive, i cannot believe what i’m reading. Someone in Hollywood is really out-of-touch, i can’t get my head around this at all.

    Alex Proyas is still working after I, Robot?!

  3. Serbius

    November 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

    it looks like a giant turd this one. my eyes hurt from so much cgi

    pass

  4. jim

    November 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Some people are getting more stupid by the second.Egyptians weren’t black. We have spent too long humouring second rate minds. Perhaps being stupid isn’t their fault.It’s genetic..but we can certainly reproach guilty white liberals who are smart enough to know better but instead choose to keep pandering to these grievance mongers. Why doesn’t someone just tell them to fuck off.? Ancient Egyptians didn’t look like Gerard Butler but they didn’t look like Will Smith either…Stupid bastards.