Why are The Gods of Egypt White?

You can get away with brown maybe but it ancient times why are the people and the Gods of Egypt White

Son: Dad I thought Egypt was in Africa?
Dad: It is son
Son: But didn’t you say that’s where black people come from?
Dad: And that is correct. What makes you question that?
Son: Well in this new movie coming out called Gods of Egypt, it looks like most of the people and the Gods are white….
Dad: Well son, there once was a time when they would ‘black’ their faces to represent black people in theatre and film. Not sure whether this complete lack of representation should be seen as progress or not…..

I wonder if there’s a way to justify making the Gods of Egypt White?