Daniel Gates, MSN, December 23, 2014
Rush Limbaugh does not like the idea of a black James Bond. On Tuesday, the radio host ranted about the possibility of Idris Elba portraying 007 in the future, as suggested in some of the stolen emails leaked following the Sony hack. Listen to what Limbaugh said here.
After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though . . . James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming . . . and James Bond is . . . white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.”
“But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white. Bond was never black. Ian Fleming never created a black Brit to play James Bond. The character was always white. He was always Scottish.”