When the first trailer and posters of director Alex Proyas’ fantasy film “Gods of Egypt” arrived, most people’s first contemplations had something to do with its Lisa Frank-like tasteful. After being criticise on how the motion picture looks, the film is now on fire because its cast of Egyptian divine being, goddesses and townsfolk was made up of white performers.

The creators of the upcoming film "Gods of Egypt" apologised for showcasing a dominantly white cast in spite of the mythology is from Egypt.

The film will be release in February 26, 2016. Starring Scotsman Gerard Butler of "300" distinction and Danish on-screen character Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known as Jaime Lannister on "Game of Thrones," as warring Egyptian divine beings. The cast additionally incorporates Australian performing artists Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Courtney Eaton, alongside African-American Chadwick Boseman and French-Cambodian Elodie Yung.

This is not the first occasion when the whitewashing was taken note. Ruby Hamad, a writer from Daily Life was calling this film out back in April 2014. She said in her article that the Hollywood’s whitewashing tradition continues.

Performing artist Bette Midler and former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry were among to show their disappointment to the film.


As the film goes controversial, director Proyas released an official statement to 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,” Proyas said.

Lionsgate likewise released an announcement apologizing to the same issue.

“We recognise 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 apologise. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.​​”

According to CNBC, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” was banned in Egypt, Morocco, Qatar and UAE. The film has outraged some Muslim authorities for its portrayal of Moses, an important prophet in Islam as well as in Christianity and Judaism, and the biblical mass migration from Egypt.

In June, Cameron Crowe's comedy-drama "Aloha" drew objections for Emma Stone’s role. The character should be portrayed as a Chinese, Hawaiian and Swedish descent, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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