In today’s edition of Old Dudes Say the Darndest Things, News Corp Chairman and media giant Rupert Murodch has come under fire for causing mischief on social media.
As a bit of background, there’s a new film coming out soon about Ancient Egypt & Moses. As Hollywood tends to do with anything regarding history, there’s a little white-washing going on.
Murdoch saw all this chatter, and in an, um, attempt to stand up for the underdog, he sent the following tweet out to his 534k followers:
Moses film attacked on Twitter for all white cast. Since when are Egyptians not white? All I know are.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) November 29, 2014
Once the backlash started rolling in, old mate Murdoch attempted to rapidly dig his way out of the idiotic hole he’d bulldozed his way into, which, lol: Once you’ve managed to contain your laughter at the ridiculousness of the above, feel free to scroll through a wonderful collection of Twitter uses promptly calling old Rupey out for being a bit of a dumbfuck.
Some of my best friends are white Egyptians
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) November 29, 2014
Oh my, it would seem Uncle @rupertmurdoch forgot his special pills today. How fun to think he controls most of the planet’s media…
— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) November 29, 2014
I suspect all the people @rupertmurdoch knows being white is not restricted to the subset of people he knows who are from Egypt
— Paul (@bitoclass) November 29, 2014
It’s a shame Murdoch will be dead by the time the revolution come. He’d be a fun one to overthrow.
— TayGo (@taygogo) November 29, 2014
Nothing like the sheer stupidity of media moguls to make your day that little bit sunnier. I’m off to go see if I can unearth my old Ancient History HSC notes to fax over to poor Rupert.