Exodus: Gods and Kings Banned in Egypt Due to ‘Historical Inaccuracies’

According to many reports, Exodus has been banned in Egypt due to historical inaccuracies.

I’m all against censorship, no matter how inaccurate or stupid a film may be. People should have a right to see something, no matter how horrible or inaccurate it is. It’s freedom of choice, just as people have a right to create something stupid, people have a right to view something stupid. I think you’re on a slippery slope when you start banning things in the entertainment realm. I also highly doubt the film was banned due to ethnic historical inaccuracies, you know, like literally Anglo-Saxon actors playing African rulers. This has been the main criticism from American movie goers.

She’s supposed to be an Egyptian queen. And Idris Elba can play King George III.

I’m guessing it was due moreso to political and religious reasons. I could be wrong. Some articles cite this as a reason, though the quotes, so far, are unconfirmed.

Sources: 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30605059

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/exodus-gods-and-kings-banned-in-egypt-for-historical-inaccuracies-9945523.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/world/middleeast/egypt-has-reportedly-banned-exodus-gods-and-kings-movie.html?_r=0

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