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    Rush Limbaugh says Idris Elba can't play James Bond because he is black | Daily Mail Online

    Rush Limbaugh says Idris Elba can't play James Bond because he is black declaring it as ridiculous as George Clooney playing President Obama


    • Rush Limbaugh declared that a black man could not portray James Bond during his radio show on Tuesday
    • This in response to leaked emails obtained by hackers that showed Sony executives were looking to cast Idris Elba as the next Bond
    • Limbaugh also said that the man who plays Bond has to be white and Scottish, despite the fact that Sean Connery is the only Scot to play Bond
    • The polarizing pundit also acknowledged the fact that he was being 'racist' during his rant
    • The segment capped off with Limbaugh comparing Elba's casting to George Clooney playing President Obama and Kate Hudson as Michelle

    By Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    Published: 18:16 EST, 24 December 2014 | Updated: 11:19 EST, 25 December 2014

    Rush Limbaugh has admitted to being 'racist' following comments he made about actor Idris Elba.

    The eternally outspoken host decided to address news out of the Sony hack that Elba was being eyed to play James Bond once Daniel Craig exited the franchise, declaring it unacceptable for a black actor to even be considered for the iconic role of 007.

    He then took it a step further by saying the idea of casting Elba as Bond, a fictional storybook spy created by author Ian Fleming, was as ridiculous as a white actor playing a black historical figure.

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    Ranting and raving: Rush Limbaugh (above) declared that a black actor could not ever play the role of James Bond on his radio show Tuesday


    Rumor: This after it was revealed that Sony executives were hoping to cast Idris Elba (above) as Bond when actor Daniel Craig leaves the franchise

    'James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,' said Limbaugh as he began his diatribe.

    'But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland.'



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    The polarizing pundit then acknowledged that he was being racist, seemingly unfazed by the realization, adding; 'That’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.'

    Limbaugh did not reveal however how he feels about Craig playing Bond, or make mention of actors David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan, who, while white, are not Scottish.
    In fact, of the seven men to have played the smooth-talking spy over the past 50 years, only one is actually Scottish - the very first Bond, Sean Connery.

    Despite these inarguable facts, Limbaugh still declared at one point during the show; 'Fifty years of white Bond because Bond is white. Always Scottish. Always drank vodka.'

    Things then got taken a step further when Limbaugh said that casting Elba, whose phonetical name proved challenging for Limbaugh to pronounce throughout the segment, as Bond would be like casting George Clooney as President Obama or Kelsey Grammer as Nelson Mandela.

    It didn't stop there either, with Limbaugh imagining Kate Hudson playing Michelle Obama and Scarlett Johansson as Condoleezza Rice as scenarios as ludicrous as a black man playing Bond, before capping it all off by suggesting British actor Hugh Grant playing the role of gay footballer Michael Sam is akin to Elba as Bond.

    Limbaugh then declared 'we’re just playing here,' before moving on to his next talking point.

    It is also worth noting that the self-described Bond fanatic Limbaugh's claim that 007 'always drank vodka' is also not accurate, as the spy drinks a variety of different beverages in Flemming's novels.

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    That ridiculous. Bond is a fictional character, Obama is a real person. Limbaugh is an asshat like normal.

    Idris Elba would be a great bond. He has the charisma for it. That what's needed most, I think.
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    I'd watch Elba. Yum yum.

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    Charismatic? Yes. Tough? Yes. British? Yes.

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    I loved him as Luther.
    I don't care for Bond films, he should do something original instead.
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    Like there are no blacks born in Scotland. Asshole. But of course biblical movies should be all white though. Never mind that they're set in the Middle East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    Like there are no blacks born in Scotland. Asshole. But of course biblical movies should be all white though. Never mind that they're set in the Middle East.
    Is there any evidence in the Fleming books that Bond was even white?

    I've read that Bond wasn't even one guy. It was a code name for a particular agent, and that the person assigned the "Bond" name probably changed over time.

    The one James Bond book by Fleming that I actually read ("The Spy Who Loved Me") was about as exciting as a Harlequin Romance Novel. Set in an little Motel in the Pacific northwest. Only like 6 characters in the whole story, I think. The people who made it into a movie only purchased the rights to the title, I guess.
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    Where was he when Angelina Jolie basically donned blackface to play Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart?

    And what about the ridiculous new biblical movie that has an all-white cast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiDrea View Post
    Where was he when Angelina Jolie basically donned blackface to play Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart?

    And what about the ridiculous new biblical movie that has an all-white cast?
    Limbaugh is still furious about Godfrey Chambers' performance in "Watermelon Man". That role could have gone to a white man.

    Dark-face roles that Limbaugh probably loves:


    • Sam Jaffe as "Gunga Din".
    • Warner Oland as "Charlie Chan"
    • Roland Winters as "Charlie Chan"
    • J. Carroll Naish as "Charlie Chan"
    • Any fat white guy as "Charlie Chan"
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    Idris can come to my house for champagne and pizza to help him forget those idiotic comments.
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    Idris can play my husband and come home to me. Now.
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    Watch out. He has a very large "microphone cord".

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    Idris Elba is a ridiculously good looking man. He can do pretty much whatever he wants.

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    I like the Elba - Bond idea a lot!!! Where's the petition I can sign? He's an ideal Bond (better than Craig)

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    He was originally written as a white guy but I don't care if he is played by a black guy. I think Idris would make a good Bond. He has the charm.
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