In a 2014 interview, Rachel Dolezal called for a boycott on the movie 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' because white actors were cast to play Egyptian roles.

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On the one hand, I don't like being part of the Internet shame-machine, which is intent on digging up every piece of dirt from Rachel Dolezal's past that could possibly make her look bad. On the other hand, this is ridiculous. Even she should have known better.

In 2014, Dolezal appeared on the Spokane-based podcast Praxis Radio. At the time, she was still the president of the local NAACP chapter, so it was probably a big "get" for the show's host, Taylor Weech. During the interview, Weech asked Dolezal about a controversy related to a new movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings.

The movie, a retelling of the Biblical story of Exodus, was widely criticized for casting white actors to play North African characters. If I were Moses, I wouldn't complain about being played by Christian Bale, but that's beside the point. Dolezal called the movie "disturbing" and "propaganda" perpetrated by the "white supremacy tradition." She also called for a boycott. Here's the clip.

The hypocrisy, of course, is that Dolezal was passing herself off as a non-white person at the time, but in real life. And she was doing it by darkening her skin, something the creators of that movie would never dare to do. She should have called for a boycott on herself! Actually, I don't know how that would work.

Sources: Digitas Daily | Truth Revolt | Praxis Radio