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Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to explain how Christian Bale can pass as Moses in 20th Century Fox’s new movie “Exodus”

Basic rule of thumb…stay away from twitter when trying to explain yourself, especially for something as ridiculous as a Hollywood mega budget film.

Unfortunately Rupert Murdoch did not heed this advice, as he decided to head over to Twitter and try to explain why 20th Century Fox’s new movie “Exodus” can get away with Christian Bale playing Moses, and a variety of white actors portraying Egyptians.

If Charlton Heston can play Moses in the Ten Commandments why not Bale?

A lot of the twitter outrage over excluding more “representative” actors in the film comes from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didn’t use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film.

Scott said:

“I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such,” Scott says. “I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.”

Exodus also features Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, and Aaron Paul.

Bottom line, Ridley Scott is making a fantasy film based on a biblical event (its a Hollywood film) and to sell tickets you need A-list names.

Here is Murdoch tweeting himself a deeper hole. Don’t try to rationalise it Rupert, just say Batman as Mosses = ticket sales.

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