Idris Elba isn’t letting backlash over playing James Bond put him in a funk. Last week, Republican troll Rush Limbaugh had a meltdown over the idea of a Black actor playing James Bond after leaked Sony emails revealed honcho Amy Pascal wanted Elba for the role.
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period,” Limbaugh riled on radio show Tuesday. “That is who James Bond is, was. But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out.”
Elba took to Twitter to respond to all the Bond talk, writing:
“Isn’t 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New year people.”
Do you all think Elba would make a good Bond?