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Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Film Exodus: Gods and Kings on Twitter: Says ‘Egyptians.. treated blacks as slaves’

Rupert Murdoch

Australian businessman Rupert Murdoch has come to the defense of the upcoming Moses movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” a Ridley Scott film, after the film garnered criticism for casting whites as Egyptians and also as Moses.

The film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” which stars white actor Christian Bale as Moses is actually reported to be set in Egypt.

Over Twitter, Murdoch, 83, tweeted “since when are Egyptian not white?” in response to the film being attacked for casting the Egyptians as white.

Rupert Murdoch did not stop there with his tweets, he followed up with a tweet saying that “Egyptians are far from black” and “treated blacks as slaves.”

Of course after his tweets, Murdoch caught backlash over Twitter as well as elsewhere online.

The Ridley Scott “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is set to hit theaters December 12th.

Here’s a trailer of the Moses inspired movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings”.

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