Another day, another film about ancient Egypt/Kemet that gets whitewashed. SMH. Here’s what Director Alex Proyas and Lionsgate studio had to say about it
Alex Proyas: “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.”
Lionsgate: ”We recognize 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 apologize. Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences. We have, can and will continue to do better.
Mediaoutrage– SMH! Hollywood needs to stop with this BS. I hope not one BLACK person goes to see this film.