'Exodus' film whitewashes the Bible, say critics
According to Hollywood, people in Old Testament times spoke with very hoarse voices. And in Ridley Scott's latest epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings", the Hebrews and Egyptians are also quite fair-skinned. The cast of the Moses story is led by Caucasians and that has kept Twitter feeds busy.
David Dennis Jr. says he's had enough of what he calls cinematic colonialism. He's a writer from Mableton, Georgia and that's where we reached him.
Even if Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly was thinking of St. Nicholas of Smyrna, it's hard to know how she could be so sure of the skin colour of people who lived centuries ago.
Jonathan Merritt took issue with Megyn Kelly and others who believe Jesus is white. He's a senior columnist for Religion News Service and the author of "Jesus is Better than you Imagined."
Will you go see "Exodus" in theatres this holiday season? Or will you join the boycott? Let us know what you think about Jesus, Moses, or other biblical characters being portrayed as white people.
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