The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.
The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.
The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face.
Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.
Now if only its budget wasn’t $40M.
TOUR STARTS TOMORROW:
07-30 Mountain View, CA: Shoreline Amphitheatre * +
07-31 Pomona, CA: The Glass House
08-01 Inglewood, CA: The Forum * ^ %
08-02 Inglewood, CA: The Forum * ^ %
08-04 Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Bowl * #
08-05 Chula Vista, CA: Sleep Train Ampitheatre * &
08-07 Portland, OR: Mississippi Studios
08-08 George, WA: Gorge Amphitheatre *
08-11 Edmonton, AB: Rexall Place * @
08-12 Calgary, AB: Scotiabank Saddledome * @
08-14 Winnipeg, MB: MTS Centre * @
08-17 Washington, DC: Verizon Center * !
08-19 Mansfield, MA: Xfinity Center * !
08-20 Bangor, ME: Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion * !
08-21 Hamden, CT: The Space
08-22 Brooklyn, NY: Barclays Center * ^
08-23 Brooklyn, NY: Barclays Center * ^
08-23 Darlington, MD: Fields Festival (late night)
08-24 Brooklyn, NY: Barclays Center * $ ^
08-26 Chicago, IL: United Center * +
08-27 Chicago, IL: United Center * +
08-29 Toronto, ON: Molson Canadian Ampitheathre * //
08-30 Montreal. QC: Parc Jean Drapeau * & »
09- 13 Utopia, TX: UTOPiAfest
* with Arcade Fire
+ with Devo
$ with Television
& with Spoon
^ with The Unicorns
# with Owen Pallett
@ with Tune-Yards
! with Antibalas
// with Constantines
» with Fraka
% with Steve Mackey (DJ Set)
1966 Georgia-Florida (Coach Ray Graves Show)
Oh my god you guys someone has (and uploaded) one of Grandaddy’s post-game shows. This is amazing.
ETA: at 2:42 you can see my mom (on the left) and one of my aunts.
1952 Georgia Tech Football - A Perfect Season
Grandaddy was 34 that year. Crazy. They didn’t lose a single game and they won the Sugar Bowl, but they split the National Championship with Michigan State, who was voted number 1 by the AP and Coaches poll. Worth noting Michigan State was also undefeated, but they were 9-0 to Tech’s 12-0.
Teenage Dirtbag | One Direction
Blasphemy. I am pretty sure this song came out before any of them were born.
GET THE FUCK OUT THIS IS MAKING MY DAY.
Okay but I think my favorite thing is that if you search for the original song on Spotify the first search result takes you to the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack (volume 2!!) and that is just perfect.
Also, the track listing for the soundtrack is amazing. Evan and Jaron you guys!! Remember Evan and Jaron?
I SAW EVAN AND JARON LIVE. Also I may have hung out with them before the show because my cousin worked for Sony.
This is hands down our favorite commercial for the show.
I also really like the spots they’ve been running on Sirius with the “12:30 AM on Wednesday, so technically Thursday”. Kumail saying ‘Don’t be a nerd” cracks me up every time.
Pictured above is an NYPD officer placing pregnant Rosan Miller in a chokehold right before she was arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday. Miller’s offense: Grilling on a sidewalk, which violates local law in Brooklyn. In the photos, an officer has his arm around Miller’s neck in an apparent struggle.
No, it’s not a new cold war.
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