Directors and producers must tread lightly when bringing biblical events to the Hollywood screen. They have a lot to consider when attempting to make it as valid and credible as possible. However, biblical movies as of late have been slammed for being more concerned with theatrics than authenticity as well as casting unrealistically. Ridley Scott, director of Exodus: Gods and Kings has been slammed for “whitewashing” the movie by not casting realistic Middle Eastern and North African actors for the lead roles.
50 Cent posted a photo Sunday night with lead star Christian Bale, who plays the role of Moses, stating the the film is a “must-see.” One woman felt the need to educate 50 cent on the implications of the whitewashing of Hollywood and how it affects Black culture…but 50 had a few words for her.
And I quote…
“b**** I didn’t make the movie I watched it. Take your soul sister #1 ass to sleep.”
Shouts to Baller Alert.
50 Cent’s thinking seems to go along with that of director Ridley Scott, who told critics to “get a life” when asked about the casting of the film, and stated that his selections were due to a matter of budgeting. 50 Cent is choosing to stay out of the politics surrounding this issue by stating, “I just watched it,” but should more Black celebrities use their platform to speak out on issues affecting the Black community? I would certainly say so.