US radio DJ says Idris Elba can't be James Bond as he's not white
Daniel Craig may be the reigning James Bond, but after e-mails from Sony were leaked, we now know that Idris Elba could possibly be the next actor to play the role.
Rush Limbaugh, a popular radio talk show host in the US, felt he needed to offer his opinion on the matter.
"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is," Limbaugh said.
"But now they are 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."
"I know it's racist to probably point this out."
During an online Q&A, Elba said that he would accept the role if it was offered to him, but admitted in a later interview that he was concerned over how he would be perceived.
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"I just don't want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I'm saying? Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond."
Source: E! Online, Reddit, NPR