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Rupert Murdoch mocked after ‘Egyptians are white’ tweets

he tweet was met with an avalanche of ire as twitter users were shocked at the 83-year-old’s remarks

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Media mogul and billionaire Rupert Murdoch stirred a frenzy in the twitter sphere after tweeting in defense of a director’s decision to cast Caucasian actors in a movie set in ancient Egypt.

“Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are,” Murdoch tweeted, in reference to director Ridley Scott’s new film: Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The tweet was met with an avalanche of ire as twitter users were shocked at the 83-year-old’s remarks.

In response, Murdoch sent another tweet in an effort to rectify his mistake, but only to make matters worse.

“Of course Egyptians are Middle Eastern, but far from black. They treated blacks as slaves,” the News Corp owner tweeted.

Consequently, another round of tweets made fun at the mogul’s expense.

In a final effort to save the situation, Murdoch sent a third tweet in which he wrote: “Okay, there are many shades of color. Nothing racist about that, so calm down!”

Again, tweeps made fun of Murdoch’s remakrs, with one user asking him to stop tweeting.