Does the new 'Exodus' movie whitewash the Bible?Breaking News
tags: slavery, racism, Exodus
The new biblical epic from director Ridley Scott, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," has a race problem.
We've known since the moment the full cast was announced: nearly every major role in the movie is played by a white actor.
What makes it worse for many observers is that, on the flip side, virtually every black actor in the movie is playing a part called "Egyptian thief" or "assassin" or "royal servant" or "Egyptian lower class civilian."
"As much as I love a good Bible movie, I'm going to go ahead and boycott this one," wrote Sigal Samuel in the Jewish Daily Forward. "And I invite my fellow Jews to join me."