Does anyone know why Gerard Butler’s latest movie “Gods of Egypt” was renamed to “Kings of Egypt” in Lebanon? I first thought it was a mistake but then I noticed the same poster is being used online. If someone got offended by the title, this is freaking ridiculous!
I wonder if they are going to use a voice over to censor every time they say “Gods” in the movie and replace it with “Kings”. Now that would be hilarious, sad but hilarious!
Update: The distribution company apparently decided to rename it to “Kings of Egypt” for the Middle East release to avoid any censorship from the authorities or outrage from religious figures.
Backwards, we’re always moving backwards.
I didn’t know Horus etc were Kings… messing up with history and shit
The time will come when we won’t have to worry about religion. Even in the middle east.
Really ? Why did they rename it ?
Because the middle east is one of the most censored regions in the world and religious attitudes and authorities trump religious freedom.
FYI in the trailer of the upcoming batman v superman movie that plays in lebanese cinemas, the word “god” is pixelated in the scene where a graffiti says “false god”. Ridiculous!
Of course it should be pixelated, as a Supermanian I was really offended by that sentence.
Meanwhile, two Lebanese psychology pioneers were debating the ethics of masturbation on television.
According to one of them: Masturbation itself is fine, as long as you don’t fantasize about women while doing it. While the other acknowledges it’s a sin, but nonetheless presribes it as a last resort method. Is this really 2016? Are we still debating what people should and shouldn’t do in the privacy of their own homes?