Gods of Egypt director Alex Proyas has immediately responded to the backlash his film has been receiving with regards to the lack of diversity in its casting.
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 News.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.”
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However, his apology did not go down well on the social media with users saying they amount to a ‘fauxpology.’
Here are some tweets about the issue
I am tired of movies about ancient Africans with no black pple in them. Over a billion of us, time for proper representation. #GodsOfEgypt— Javette Nixon (@Jah_vetted) November 29, 2015
Filmmakers & actors have to put their foot down when films like #GodsOfEgypt come their way. Learn your history. Be Authentic & responsible.— Maximeyes Production (@Tonyclomax) November 28, 2015
I'd love to tell the director, producers and studio what to do with that wack apology but I'm gonna be a child of Black Jesus #GodsOfEgypt— ReBecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) November 27, 2015