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Super Woman fro!
this outfit though! yes to all of it!
The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.
The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.
The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face.
Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.
ridley scott is an infamous racist/misog/homophobe. so yes. it’s intentional and it’s racist.
Don’t ever think your oppressor is gonna feed you good food or educate you.
LIKE IT’S REALLY JUST THIS SIMPLE
If you want to be able to say the “n-word,” you better be ready to accept the “n-word” lifestyle that comes with it.
"Africans go to jail for poaching, white men go home with trophy"
Y’all wanna say “black men ain’t shit” and ignore the black men that love us?
Y’all wanna say “black women ain’t shit” and ignore how black women support you?