Both Egypt and Morocco banned the movie "Exodus: Gods and Kings", and now UAE (United Arab Emirates) does the same.
Juma Al Leem Obeid is the director of media content in the UAE media council. He says that the decision was taken after a review of the movie's biblical action.
- This movie has been screened, and we found out that there are many mistakes, not only about Islam but other religions as well. So we will not show it in the UAE , he said, according to Gulf News.
He didn't want to elaborate on what kind of errors it is.
- Zionist perspective
Egypt has also previously banned the movie that present God in human form. However the Egyptian Minister of Culture Jabir Asfour, says that the movie was banned because it shows the Zionist narrative.
- It shows the story from a Zionist perspective and exclude historical events, therefore it is banned in Egypt, he said to state media EGYNews.
The movie, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale in the lead role, dramatizes Moses who stands up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses and has already been criticized for being racist as it apparently supports incorrect, ethnic stereotypes.
On Twitter critics even made an own hashtag, #BoycottExoduMovie, where one finds sarcastic comments about how white actors play all the roles - apart from slaves.
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