Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Now I KNOW That This Is A Great Idea Because Rush Hates It

Rush Limbaugh: Idris Elba Can't Be James Bond Because He's Black
That slug must be out of black boogeymen if he is searching out white man movie roles that haven't even been OFFERED to the black man. Daniel Craig is still Bond. The white man hasn't lost anything yet STILL, Rush has to fire up that freedom loving base of lunatics he commands. He does realize that Bond is English, right. Even a white foreigner is better than a black one - I mean if Bond can't be American then white and British is the next best thing.
Count conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh as one of the opponents of actor Idris Elba saying "shaken, not stirred" in a future James Bond movie.

Limbaugh argued during his show on Tuesday that Elba shouldn't be cast as Bond because he's a "black Britain" and the MI-6 protagonist was conceived as a white man from Scotland.

"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was," Limbaugh said. His comments were flagged by The Guardian. "But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Britain, rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is and I know it's racist to probably point this out."

Limbaugh likened Elba playing Bond to George Clooney and Kate Hudson playing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a biopic.

Elba's name has been mentioned before as a possible Bond. Less than a week ago, The Daily Beast reported that in leaked emails Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal suggested that Elba should succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

"Idris should be the next bond," Pascal wrote in an email to former Columbia Pictures vice president Elizabeth Cantillon on Jan. 4, 2014.

Shit like this is why the world hates you sometimes, America. Stop being so proud to be racist all the time, especially if you are a on the public airways. You make it so hard for me to take you hillbillies seriously sometimes.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I remember that Idris Elba's casting as Heimdall in "Thor" caused a fuss too. Especially because Heimdall's full honorific in Norse mythology is "Heimdall the White." So stupid, eh? I think Idris Elba would make a great James Bond.

j-swin said...

Loves me some Idris! Still think he'd make a hell of a black panther. Totally kicked ass in pacific rim, can't wait for the new season of Luther!

DrGoat said...

Thank the gods we are not all ignoble jerks like Limbaugh.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I'd heard this rumors of a black Bond for a while. Idris Elba is a good actor, no question, but I wasn't sure if he'd be up for the part. Now I kinda want to see him do it just to shut this guy up.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I agree. He did Luther and basically Bond is Luther with a license to kill. He could be ultra cool, you could do a kickass adventure and change a lot of perceptions about what an action hero can be. The backstory would also be terrific if you did it right. I would make him one of the lost boys of Sudan who got the chance to sign up in the British army for citizenship. Then he excelled and the rest is history.

Nathan said...

From what I've read, Fleming described Bond as looking like Hoagy Carmichael, and didn't think of him as being Scottish until after Sean Connery played him.