Morocco And Egypt Reportedly Banned 'Exodus' From Showing In Theaters
Two African countries have decided to pull the plug on one of 2014's most controversial films. Egypt and Morocco have reportedly banned Exodus: Gods And Kings from showing in theaters, BBC reports. The reason for the censorship is due to "historical inaccuracies" which states the plot of the film fails to stay true to biblical teachings despite the predominantly-white cast depicted in the reel that sparked outrage stateside. A few problematic instances also depict the Red Sea was parted by an earthquake, and the pyramids being built by Jewish people, which according to the Bible are wildly false.
You have your history don't try to white wash ours #Exodus
— Los (@_xLos) December 27, 2014
Exodus; the film where Moses and Pharaoh Ramses are white men with blond hair and blue eyes
— ⠀ (@_jameshegarty) December 27, 2014
The film Exodus was banned in Egypt? LMFAOOOO. Good. Not everyone globally is interested in White lies and propaganda, so...
— Trudy (@thetrudz) December 26, 2014
Originally, the Cinema Centre based in Morocco also planned a date for the reel's premiere, but later banned the Ridley Scott-directed movie from airing indefinitely.