Directors Ava DuVernay and Lexi Alexander React to 'Gods of Egypt' Casting Apology

The two female directors give their two cents in the apology issued by 'Gods of Egypt' producer and director regarding their all-white casting.

AceShowbiz - How did Hollywood filmmakers react to "Gods of Egypt" casting apology? At least two directors, Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and Lexi Alexander ("Punisher: War Zone"), took to Twitter to weigh in on Lionsgate's response to the white-washing controversy.

"This kind of apology never happens - for something that happens all the time. An unusual occurrence worth noting," DuVernay tweeted. "GODS OF EGYPT makes me value Abrams' STAR WARS choices more. Makes me cheer more for Coogler's CREED. We all deserve icons in our own image."

Meanwhile, Alexander was not impressed at all by Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas. "What Twitter thinks of the #GodsOfEgypt apology," she said along with a meme that made it clear how she felt about the apology.

"Gods of Egypt" starring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was slammed for casting all-white actors for the key roles. Liosngate admitted to failure "to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity." Proyas explained that the casting had "many complicated variables" but he "sincerely apologize to those who are offended" by their decisions.

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