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Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Brings Controversy By Saying Idris Elba Shouldn't Play James Bond Because He's a 'Black Briton'

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Brings Controversy By Saying Idris Elba Shouldn't Play James Bond Because He's a 'Black Briton'

Journalist Rush Limbaugh just made some pretty controversial comments about how he believes Idris Elba should not be in contention for the next James Bond he’s “a black Briton.”

“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,” Rush said on his radio show. “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 and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”

Idris has mentioned in the past that he has been on the short list for the role and would take it if it was offered.

“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,” Idris said in the past.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rush Limbaugh’s comments???

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  • Jay

    He does know that Scotland is in Britain.

    Also Timothy Peter Dalton was welsh.
    Pierce Brosnan is Irish American.
    Daniel Craig is English, just like Idris Elba.

  • Silly People

    Rush Limbaugh is an old racist, so this comment is not at all surprising. What would be surprising is if anyone actually cared what this loser thinks. Idris is a great actor and he’s gorgeous, so he would make a great Bond. Rush isn’t making these claims because he cares about the accuracy of the original story, he is just extremely racist and can’t stand the thought of a black man in the role.

  • Silly People

    Exactly. Rush doesn’t care where Idris was born, he cares that he’s black.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    internalized racism is real…….

  • Lee

    Wth still listens to that windbag?

  • coppercutie

    Jesus isn’t a blonde, blue eyed surfer looking dude either, yet that’s how they portray him in movies even though his appearance is described in the bible. So sick of that fat, loud-mouth basta-rd.

  • Doryphore

    Ian Flemming lived in Jamaica. There’s even a James Bond estate in Jamaica, and the first James Bond movie was shot there. I have read many of Ian Flemming’s essays on James Bond and Jamaica, and black people. While Flemming was a man of his day, he was also very open-minded. The Scottish had a very strong influence on Jamaica, including the dialect and the surnames.

    Bottom line: Sean Connery is the only Scottish actor to play Bond. Lazenby is Australian, Craig is English. Brosnan is Irish. Moore and Dalton are English, too.

  • Doryphore

    Rush Limbaugh, Rudy Guliani and the rest of the Con ignoramuses need to go away already.

  • Samm Lacroix

    This shouldn’t be news. Rush is a fucking moron and always has been. He apparently is unaware of the referendum that just took place. All the actors have been variations. The whole point of Bond is the look, appeal of the actor and the bad-ass doings of him. Rush always has been and always will be a racist apparently unaware of geography. Ian Fleming wrote this character during the period of the world wars…obviously couldn’t have written the strong lead as a black man, I’m sure Rush could tell you why

  • Lisa

    Idris Elba would be a great James Bond Rush is not only racist but stupid.

  • FerCat

    Rush Limbaugh is a well paid troll. He says crap to get attention and that’s how he makes his money.

  • sharyllee

    I want Jude Law as James Bond.. not Idris elba!!!!!

  • FormerLamark

    This isn’t racism. It should be noted that the single human race has four subspecies: negroid, mongoloid, europid, ausztraloid. It took long time until they developed, it was very important and none of them better than the other but different.
    But why should we mix them and why do not we preserve the integrity of all subspecies and nations, countries? What about a white Shaft or a non-English speaking Afghan US president? Should the Queen of England be an african? And ann african king should be an europid? Why? Is that racism the US does not want to let the whole Mexico in the country? All countries, nations need to keep the integrity otherwise disappear from the face of the earth. Or, for example, should every europid people marry negroid people and dissapear to not be “racist”? Why? Is this not a racism?
    Let James Bond be an europid gentleman, the writer wrote it so!

  • Sprite

    I’m sure Charles Darwin would say a word or two as well, a few black actors have already been in secret service roles, and think that service men and women do their work together with total dedication. we thank them for their valor and sacrifice.

  • Bob

    Pierce is actually from Ireland, he was born and raised there before coming to America,

  • MlleHarmonie

    Are you Black? i dont get white people who think they can judge whether something is racist or not! just an example: movies like the latest: Exodus with Christian Bale/ or Cleopatra played by a whites..Egyptians were white? give us a break! you are okay with that “mixing” why not in this case?!

  • Aloel96

    Love that

  • K.d. Da Supa-man

    So Rush clearly doesn’t know crap about geography and history. James Bond didn’t even have a real background untill after Dr. No (Starring Sean Connery) came out. Connery had more influence in his background than it being something Fleming came up with. Before then he was considered a STRAIGHT BRIT! Also last I checked if you want to play the background game there are plenty of black Brits (of whom Idris is) Black Scotts oh and JB was half Swiss too. I know black people born and bread from Switzerland. Lastly its just us (Americans) that sees this as a race issue. It’s more insulting for Bond to be American or German white guy than it is to be a black Brit. In America he’s black in England he’s British and well loved in that country. BOND IS BRITISH DUMBASS LIMBAUGH

  • K.d. Da Supa-man

    Btw rush is just pissed that his fat ass would NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD EVER RESEMBLE ANYTHING CLOSE TO JB.! Lol

  • Damian

    Nothing surprising about Rush’s comments it’s what you expect from that fat, racist drug addict. The most disturbing thing about this article is that they refer to Rush as a Journalist.

  • Susan Bellwood

    This guy gets into trouble every time he opens his mouth. You’d think he’d know better by now.