Rupert Murdoch has a solution for the Exodus: Gods and Kings controversy

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Saturday 29 November 2014 15:10

During the Leveson Inquiry, Rupert Murdoch told everyone that we shouldn't take his tweets too seriously, but despite that he's still a fairly prolific Twitter user, on a range of subjects.

Most recently he decided to dive in on the controversy sparked by Ridley Scott's comments about casting for his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The film has been criticised for its predominantly and anachronistically white cast, criticism only inflamed by Scott's comments that he would not have been able to get funding if he had cast "Mohammad So-and-So from Such-and-Such" instead of Christian Bale.

This was the cue for Murdoch, with rapier-like subtlety, to enter the debate.

He started digging...


Deeper still...

Wait, everything's fine again!

Oh, by the way, Exodus: Gods and Kings is distributed by 20th Century Fox, the parent company of which Rupert Murdoch is CEO and chairman of.

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