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Not So Merry Christmas For Ridley Scott! Exodus: Gods & Kings Has Been Banned In Egypt!

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Poor Ridley Scott! He just wanted to make a movie about Gods and Kings! LOL!

Turns out his film Exodus, which stars Christian Bale, has been BANNED in Egypt due to a number of "historical inaccuracies," according to their government!

YIKES! That's harsh!

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According to the head of the Egyptian state censorship board Abdul Sattar Fathi, the film is not fit to be shown in their country at ALL.

He said:

"One of the key historical mistakes made by this film is that it claims the Jews were the ones who built the Pyramids. The film treats Moses as an army general, not as a prophet. Furthermore, it shows ancient Egyptians as a mob group persecuting peaceful Jews. Our board has refused this out of respect for Egyptians' feelings."

Gaber Asfour, Egypt's minister of culture, was seemingly in favor of the showing of the film, but changed his mind.

How do we know? He was quoted as saying:

"[The film] totally contradicts proven historical facts [and] gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that's why we have decided to ban it."

SHEESH! Looks like this film may end up being (almost) as controversial as The Interview!

We're sure the Biblical epic will do well enough in other countries that it won't matter to the stars; but how do most Egyptians feel about their government telling them what they can and can't watch?

Do U think the Egyptian government should have the right to ban movies they find offensive??

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7 comments to “Not So Merry Christmas For Ridley Scott! Exodus: Gods & Kings Has Been Banned In Egypt!”

  1. Nadra26 says – reply to this


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    Well of course Egypt have the right to ban a film that depicts them in a horrible demeaning way..in their own country! Not to mention barely any Egyptians would go see this film. Obviously America would ban a film being released in the USA if if showed them in a ugly way, in fact they'd probably stop it being made altogether!

  2. jay says – reply to this


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    @Nadra26 No, America would not censor a film that portrayed them in a negative way because we have a freedom of expression. Egypt on the other hand does not have that freedom. I can certainly understand many Egyptians being angered at a movie portraying them negatively and being historically inaccurate though. It's just a movie though. I doubt that it claims to be based on a true story.



  3. 3

    I was looking forward to seeing this film, but I was so disappointed when I realized it was going to be the 'Sunday school' version of the story. Why not make it historically more probable? To start with, the parting of the Red Sea - not a miracle - simply the tide coming in and flooding the area called 'The Sea of Reeds' - the low lying ground where we now find the Suez Canal.



  4. 4

    Their country, their right.
    However why do we need a remake of Exodus? I loved the original one. Good acting.

  5. Jay says – reply to this


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    Re: rosebud99 – If they made it historically accurate it wouldn't even be a movie. The whole basis of the story of Moses is that he freed Jewish slaves from bondage in Egypt. There has never been one shred of evidence found to support that there were ever Jewish slaves in Egypt to begin with. Not even a shard of Jewish pottery or anything recorded by the Egyptians.



  6. 6

    Most movies have historical inaccuracies and the reasons behind Egypt's action should definitely be respected.

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  7. laura says – reply to this


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    the most historically inaccurate fact is that white actors portray almost every character, despite Egyptians or jews of the time being people of colour.