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09/11/2014 11:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ridley Scott Disses the Jews

Everyone's talking about Scott's new epic Exodus and how the leads are all white and that this is another sign of film racism when it comes to Biblical story-telling.

But nobody's noticed the glaring casting slap in the face to world Jewry and Jewish history: Scott has cast Christian Bale as Moses. Christian Bale! Could it be any more offensive?

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Where was his head at? What about all the amazing Jewish actors on screen today? What about Jonah Hill? Who says Moses had to be svelte? And what about Jesse Eisenberg? A guy who could invent Facebook with its crazy rules surely could come up with a couple of Tablets of the Law and some plagues.

And Shia LaBeouf? Transformers are way scarier than a mess of chariots. Then there's Jake Gyllenhaal, Adrien Brody, Andrew Garfield, Mila Kunis... The list is long and distinguished.

My point is, the world expected more from Ridley Scott's Moses than an actor with great abs.

Well, maybe not.