Rush Limbaugh's racism holds no bounds and his latest foray into those murky waters of hate proves my point. The Daily Beast reported that Sony studio head Amy Pascal wants one of my favorite actor's, Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire) to star as 007.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh complained on Tuesday about the prospect of Luther and The Wire star Idris Elba playing superspy James Bond in a movie, Media Matters reported.
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming,” Limbaugh said. “He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is.”
As The Daily Beast reported late last week, the hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed that the company’s co-chair, Amy Pascal, recommended Elba for the role to an executive at Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond film series.
“We’ve had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white,” Limbaugh argued. “Bond was never Black. Ian Fleming never created a Black Brit to play James Bond.”
How dare they do that to his movie icon! Rush then drowned himself in reverse black-face racism when he decided to have white actors portray real black people like Nelson Mandela. My God, Bond is a fictional character and can be realized in any form a studio decides to, especially if they are putting up the money. That is not in the same realm as having Michelle Pfeiffer play Condoleezza Rice.
But after explaining Bond’s roots as a fictional character, Limbaugh tried to compare casting Elba in that role to enlisting white actors to play actual Black people. He then tried to imagine white people playing Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela, Condoleezza Rice, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
“Sometimes, a story is just a story. But we can always make it better,” he said. “We can always be more fair. We can always be more equal about it. So, fine and dandy. George Clooney and Kate Hudson as Barack and Michelle Obama, and you can have Idris Elba as James Bond.”
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