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.
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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.
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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