Melbourne: ‘Gods of Egypt’ director Alex Proyas has recently apologised for whitewashing his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology after being slammed on the social media.
The flick was immediately criticised on the social media after its first trailer was released with celebrities leading the call for more diversity in casting, reports SNews.com.au.
Proyas released a statement regarding the issue in which he said, “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 apologise to those who are offended by the decisions we made.”
However, his apology did not go down well on the social media with users saying they amount to a “fauxpology.” Lizz Brown took to Twitter and wrote, “Apology for white #GodsOfEgypt Process of casting a movie has many complicated variables” Really? Seems kinda easy #UPickedAllWhiteFolks.” (ANI)