‘Dris claps back at 007 Writer
Idris Elba responds to James Bond writer calling him "too street".
It seems like we live in a time where it is open season on blatant racism in the media, and this week's victim is none other than Idris Elba.
Recently, Elba has been linked to the next James Bond film as one of the front running actors to play 007 himself. The writer of the new Bond film, Anthony Horowitz, however, seems to believe that 'Dris doesn't fit the part, if you will:
“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other Black actors who would do it better... For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Unfortunately, certain words are now used to describe Black people in a less than positive light. The fact that he prefaced his comment with "It's not a color issue" kinda makes it a color issue. In this situation, I took it like everyone else did: "Too street" #ReallyMeans "Too Black".
Now, the writer quickly backtracked and apologized, realizing what kind of firestorm he started. Never to allow anyone to get the best of him, however, 'Dris responded in true classic man form:
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