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12/01/2014 11:29 am ET Updated Dec 01, 2014

Rupert Murdoch Wants To Know: 'Since When Are Egyptians Not White?'

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Friday to defend the casting of white actors in the upcoming Ridley Scott film "Exodus: Gods and Kings," which stars Christian Bale as Moses and is set in Egypt.

"Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast," tweeted Murdoch, who, through 21st Century Fox, will distribute the film. "Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are.”

Following an onslaught of backlash on Twitter, Murdoch continued to dig himself even deeper:

H/T Guardian

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