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Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Want Idris Elba To Play James Bond Because He's Black! See What He Said About The Casting HERE!

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Well this is certainly surprising, Rush Limbaugh saying something awful!

Just kidding, we're not even 0.000001% surprised by this statement.

The rumors swirling about the future of the James Bond franchise show that Idris Elba could be the next actor to play the iconic spy.

[ Related: Idris Elba In Line To Be the Next James Bond?!? ]

Which is so freakin' AWESOME and would be absolutely brilliant casting.

Except Rush doesn't think so. He said:

"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was. But now Sony is 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."

We just cannot even with that whole statement.

But wait, that's not all he said!

He also went on to say that this casting choice is equal to Hollywood having George Clooney and Kate Hudson play President Barack and Michelle Obama.

Soooooo, yeah.

Except that the Obamas are the first black President and First Lady of the United States, something remarkable and historically important given the country's history.

Meanwhile, being white isn't an essential quality to James Bond. Being suave is. And Idris has that quality DOWN!

Besides, Daniel Craig isn't Scottish either, and that — wait, why are we bothering trying to have a rational discussion with Rush Limbaugh?? LOLz!

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47 comments to “Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Want Idris Elba To Play James Bond Because He's Black! See What He Said About The Casting HERE!”

  1. 1

    Hope he make it. He got the potential. GREAT ACTOR!!!!

    All the opposite to this ignorant and racist, Limbaugh.

  2. sc says – reply to this


    LOVE Irdis. Stringer Bell - still a legend. RL is beyond contempt.

  3. apple crust pie says – reply to this


    Re: Crowley – Not a racist but I kind of agree about James Bond being white and British.

    Its like choosing white folks for the role of Porgy and Bess in Broadway. Certain charactere must be left to their originals. Too bad Limbaugh makes his comment look bad and racist.

  4. 4

    He's the RX addicted, ignorant face of the Republican party. He's so awesome.

  5. Pieps says – reply to this


    I absolutely, absolutely agree with Rush I don't care how great a black actor is. I really am a big fan of James Bond and its just a Scottish and white..

  6. jan says – reply to this


    Re: apple crust pie – I agree. They just made a new Annie and she's black. What's next? A black Rooster Cogburn? Why change a beloved white character….can't they come up with black characters….will Jesus be black?

  7. Joelman says – reply to this


    Rush at this point just put on your white hood and robe and join the KKK.

  8. Joelman says – reply to this


    Re: jan – Who cares! James Bond has been played by whites in films since he first appeared. Let a black, hispanic or whatever race play him. No James bond is permanent anyway. They can always go back to white.

  9. Oh James! mmm says – reply to this


    The only catch here is that Idris will be? would do? an excellent James Bond. Period!
    I've never tried a black Bond… ifwould you allow me!! tshh

  10. joe says – reply to this


    it's not as much of a stretch asa white actor playing Moses (Charleston Heston) , or the betrayal of a blonde hair blue eyed Jesus

  11. jan says – reply to this


    Re: Joelman – it appears if people don't agree with you…you throw out the racist crap….grow up and stop being an Al Sharpton. It's people like you that makes it bad.

  12. SJ the terrible says – reply to this


    What's next,a Chinese dwarf transgender Bond? I would hope that straying away from the original Bond concept would be a major box office flop.

  13. MichJB says – reply to this


    Re: joe – That isn't a stretch - everyone knows that God, Jesus, and all the saints are white - look in any bible.

  14. Mitanni says – reply to this


    I agree Parez; why r we trying to have a rational discussion with RL…the world will be a better place when his kind of thinking has gone the way of the Dodo bird. Idris is male, hot and British…enough said.

  15. 15

    Why would you not be mad that they are taking a very old, solid footed character and suddenly make him black? It's dumb. If you want to have a movie about a black spy than make a new franchise. People aren't mad because they are making a Jame's Bond black. They are mad because a 50 year, 20+ film franchise character is being messed with and it just so happens the change is racial related. If a new white actor was replacing Daniel Craig you'd also see people complaining.

    It's the same with making Thor a woman, like WHAT THE HELL?

    Demanding a person of color or a woman or an LGBT to have a main role in a movie, videogame or TV show just for the sake of equality is like hiring a black person over a white person who had better credentials, just for the sake of diversity in the work place, which is reverse racism. Altering art from what it was meant to be just for the sake of appeasing a perverted and extreme form of political correctness is just as bad as actual inequality and bigotry.

  16. Chris says – reply to this


    First of all . . . Jesus was definitely not a "white" European . . . sorry that you have been lied to all of your life and are not intellectually curious enough to find such things out for yourself. SHOCKING!! Isn't it? Who the f**k cares if the new Annie is a person of color? As for James Bond . . . he is a British secret agent Idris Elba is one of the greatest British actors working today. It makes perfect sense that he could play the iconic character.
    Lastly . . . I find it sad and repulsive that anyone is even reporting on an asinine statement that mentally deficient dead ender (and former drug addict) has spewed forth from the dirt hole on his face.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    Ian Fleming's James Bond is fiction, so the example of having a white guy play Barack, who isn't, is different. Idris Elba is fine. There are black Scottish people.
    There are black secret agents. Hell, I had a Chinese physician, and guess where she was from? Scotland ~ born and raised. Rush, however, probably couldn't play the part as convincingly as Idris…

  18. Ray says – reply to this


    I heard they were considering making Bond into a hot transvestite with mommy issues and a penchant for kink. Not ok with Rush I take it.

  19. Furpecto says – reply to this


    Fictional characters can always be changed and it doesn't have to be a bad thing. Lucy Liu is successfully playing Watson in Elementary. We all got over Rue being black (and blonde older Jennifer Lawrence being Katniss). Let's allow a reimagined Bond and see where it goes.

  20. Furpecto says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – so you must be pretty pissed that they cast an Asian woman to play Watson in Elementary, huh?

  21. Daniel says – reply to this


    Re: jan – You're aware that Jesus was not white, yes?

  22. Joe says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – Idris Elba IS BRITISH.

  23. Geoff says – reply to this


    For once Rush is right. it does not make sense. I'm tired of people who feel that we have to step on cultural tradition to be politically correct. why don't we have white actors playing black female slaves… BECAUSE IT WOULD BE STUPID TO DO SO, its art people not politics…LIGHTEN UP.

  24. Jovan says – reply to this


    Who is Rush Limbaugh? Idris Elba I know, but who is Rush Limbaugh

  25. PAVO REAL says – reply to this


    I want to see Denzel play Batman.

  26. Mary Marie Partridge says – reply to this


    As usual Rush is right
    Every time they take a white character, and have it played by a black the project fails
    Annie, Wiz, Cinderella ,Weddings & Funeral, Guess who's coming to dinner, etc. etc

  27. jan says – reply to this


    Re: Daniel – yes I'm very aware…wrong example…sorry. What gets me mad is how all this racial stuff is being spewed around. If you don't agree…then you're a racist. Why??? People are afraid to say anything anymore.

  28. 28

    The original James Bond is white so why change it? Why not just create another original spy agent who is black?

    I guess Perez would want a gay James Bond in the near future as well!

  29. Rick says – reply to this


    Rush is 300% correct on this one. I love Idris but casting him as Bond would be as stupid as casting Mitt Romney as Malcolm X

  30. Rick says – reply to this


    Re: Jovan – I hear your sarcasm. In case you are truly ignorant Rush is about 1000% more well known then Idris

  31. 31

    So much hate on Xtmas. LOVE this kind of racist People. It doesn't matter if it was white, brithis, irish, or german.

    We change, the world change GET USED TO IT> GET USED TO EDRIS ELBA, THE NEW JAMES BOND.

    Merry Xtmas, haters & racist all over the world.

    BLACK , WHITE or YELLOW. IT is the color of the skin….but for some, GREY and PALE is the color of your soul. SHAME ON U, "HUMANS"

  32. 32

    Charlize Theron is from South African …and???

    and, guess what???

    Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is British

    take that.. MASTER MINDS…lol

  33. 33

    I'm so tired of this racist card BS that gets thrown into anything and everything. Nothing's racist about what he said. Hey what if they hire a white dude to play Obama?? Racist again, right? Ughh.

  34. Mark Norris says – reply to this


    This man shows his racist side and then tries to deny it when confronted directly on it. I wonder if he was mad that Stephanie Mills and Diana Ross redid The Wizard of Oz with The Wiz?

  35. 35

    Golly, was he trying to say "a black Briton" rather than "a black Britain?" How embarrassing for him.

  36. 36

    Re: jan – Do you believe Jesus is White like we were made to believe over the decades? Personally, I believe Jesus look is like a beautiful man from India.

  37. bTeri says – reply to this


    I dont agree in general with Limbaugh's point and really enjoy Edris Elba's movies.

    HOWEVER…. if the tables were turned and a famous black Hollywood character was cast as white people would be freaking out.

    If we truly want a post racial America its time for the same rules for all people.

  38. jan says – reply to this


    Re: mancheeks64 – I was taught Jesus was Jewish and dark olive skin….why do we care about skin color now and not in the begining? The question here is a black actor playing a beloved white character.

  39. 39

    No says anything when a lily white actor plays a person of colour, like in the movie "Exodus", but let a black man play a fictional character, and racist white people start shitting bricks and acting like the world is going to end. Suck a dick you racist pigs!

  40. do I said truth? says – reply to this


    Re: mancheeks64 – Exact! When the first time he showed himself to me that was my first thought was for an Indian man.
    Then after, when he came down advancing towards me, I saw he was more a typical Jewish man. He was quite huge when he's full of Glory!

  41. JamesBlonde says – reply to this


    'He was white and Scottish, period.'
    Except according to the author, Flemming, he was from Zurich,Switzerland.


  42. 42

    I wish people would leave Idris Elba alone. He doesn't need Bond–he already is acclaimed and has Oscar movie scripts at his finger tips. I wish they would give Bond to an Actor that needs a big break, so he can achieve Idris's status. But if Rush is offended, maybe Idris Elba is good casting for Bond.

  43. sc says – reply to this


    Re: PiepsRe: jan – Jesus was not right, you fucking retard (or should I just say, you fucking American since they're one in the same thing?).

  44. repeat after me says – reply to this


    Re: sc – Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You. Jesus I love You.

  45. Billy says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – watch all of james bond movies .there are already black agents

  46. RD50 says – reply to this


    Re: jan – Jesus wasn't white

  47. Scyth says – reply to this


    Re: MichJB – The bible is a lie.