Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
Everybody-attacks last tweet. Of course Egyptians are Middle Eastern, but far from black. They treated blacks as slaves.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
When this failed to quell the backlash, he told his 535,000 followers to "calm down!", then ordered them to "change the subject". Murdoch's tweets only doused the flames until it became an inferno that he had to retreat from it.
Okay, there are many shades of color. Nothing racist about that, so calm down!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
Change the subject. What chance more decent jobs as Europe, Japan, Russia, India, China all start to head south? Dangerous time.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is an interpretation of the Old Testament Book of Exodus, which tells the story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. The film is being distributed by Murdoch's 20th Century Fox, features Christian Bale as Moses, Aaron Paul as Joshua and Sigourney Weaver as Tuya. The film has been directed by Ridley Scott and has been blasted for being based in Africa, yet lacks diversity except for a few Blacks as slaves.Watch the trailer here: