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Rush Limbaugh Condemns Idris Elba as the Next James Bond Because He’s Black

Of all the incriminating Sony emails leaked in the hack, the one Rush Limbaugh took the most issue with? The fact that executives suggested Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

During his show this week, Limbaugh brought up the exchange and immediately rejected the idea because the Luther star is black. “James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming, a former spy, MI6, and James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming.  He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is,” the host said.  “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland.  But that’s not who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out.”

Yet he continued, “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. He always drank vodka shaken not stirred and all that.”

Limbaugh then went on, mocking the idea that the franchise would cast Elba to “get hip” and went on to joke about George Clooney playing President Obama or Kelsey Grammer as Nelson Mandela because clearly fictional characters and historical figures are the same thing. It should also be pointed out that while the first Bond was played by the Scottish Sean Connery, Roger Moore is English and Pierce Brosnan is Irish, something Limbaugh didn’t know or clearly forgot.


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12 comments

  1. You just made the points I wanted to bring up. Even the new bond is British, a blond Briton at that.
    Rush is a very very dumb man and he panders to a dumb public, white trash tobacco spewing illiterate dumb public. Oh need I forget, racist dumb white trash public.
    A so called media personality who can’t even get his facts straight, He just talks on and on and on and his public swallows it all.
    For many of our people, black people who think America is perfect, I give you Rush Limbaugh. There are millions more just like him, living in the country that’s supposedly God’s own country.

  2. This man always rushes to talk without thinking. His parents should have given him a yoruba name, like Doyin Okupe or something. But then asking Rush limbo his opinion about a black person is like asking Doyin okupe his opinion about Buhari or so. Epic fail.

  3. Rush Limbaugh : noun
    Another name for Foot Meets Mouth Syndrome.
    Idiot of no consequence!!! Pst!

  4. Oh really!

    Rush rush no good o…

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  5. The 007 franchise, as well as the Pounds Sterling Currency and Rolls Royce are the absolute British pride! Most people are always averted to change and right from the inception; James Bond’s been played by white guys, Britons! From Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton to Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig! The Britons are pretty conservative lots, very traditional and I really doubt if Idris would be given a chance at this, not cause he can’t pull it off like his predecessors; but cause he dared to be born black! Yikes! Ridiculous and retarded! Psst!

    • shakespeareanwalter

      I mean, who dares get himself born black and as if that insult is not enough, you have the gall to insert your name in the rumour over those who may play James Bond. How dare any such person commit all these atrocities! *fuming with righteous indignation*

  6. LMFAO @anyibaba

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