Hollywood stereotypes

‘Exodus’ And Whitewashing In Hollywood

Should a white guy play a brown guy? Take Christian Bale (yes, that’s Batman) as Moses in the new film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” — director Ridley Scott calls it a good financial investment. Others call it straight-up racist. Is Hollywood whitewashed, or is this just artistic license?

Is FX’s New Show ‘Tyrant’ Racist?

“Tyrant,” a new TV series on FX, debuted this week. Set in a fictitious Arab country ruled by a dictator and plagued by violence, the show perpetuates one too many tired stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims. AJ+’s Dena Takruri breaks down why she won’t be watching.