Idris Elba has responded to the furor over a black James Bond like a truly classy fellow. Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh continued his break with logic and took to the airwaves to decry the idea of a black Bond. Limbaugh’s tantrum came in the wake of the revelation, brought to us by the Sony Hack Attack (#SonyHackAttack) that Sony exec Amy Pascal thinks Elba should take over playing Bond once Daniel Craig finishes his time in the character’s magnificently-tailored suit.
Silent throughout all of the furor–probably because it was Christmas, and he was otherwise occupied–was Idris Elba himself. Today, though, I-Elb took to Twitter and deflated the whole goofball scenario with one fell Tweet:
Isn’t 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I’ve got a shot! Happy New year people. pic.twitter.com/3g9lAl2Uo3
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 27, 2014
Well-played, sir. The high ground is yours. Though, given that R-Limb was on the other side of this particular “argument,” the high ground was pretty much always going to be yours.
By the by: Though both parties have expressed great interest, so far, reports of an Elba / Henry Winkler crime-fighting-and-cool-cat-being project entitled “Bondie and the Fonz” remain unfounded. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.
(Photo Credits: WENN / Idris Elba)