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Rupert Murdoch defends casting white actors in 'Exodus'

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 1, 2014, 10:00 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 10:03 am IST
The media mogul has come under fire on social media after posting insensitive tweet
 
83-year-old media baron Rupert Murdoch appears to have made things worse by weighing into a debate about his new bible movie on Twitter.  Angered by criticism that the cast of forthcoming epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is "too white", Murdoch tweeted that Egyptians are actually white and "far from black". He then backed up his point with the observation: "They treated blacks as slaves". 

 

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