Whitewashing has been one of Hollywood’s worst habits since the movie business was born. For years white actors have portrayed characters of color and in 2014 we’re still seeing this trend flourish. Here are a few major films that caused a ruckus when they cast non-Blacks in Black roles.
“Exodus: Gods And Kings”
“Exodus: Gods And Kings” has been billed as one of the most anticipated movies of the holiday season but it has also come under tremendous fire. The Ridley Scott directed film was taken to task because four white actors were cast in the lead to play the Hebrew and ancient Egyptian characters. Rupert Murdoch, who owns the studio that produced it, defended the all white cast but there has been a growing call to boycott the film.