Tell Ice-T Idris Elba Can’t Be James Bond – We Dare You
It's 2018 and people are still discussing whether or not Idris Elba should be allowed to play James Bond because he's black. Now, Ice-T has jumped into the discussion with some choice words for Elba detractors.
The conversation about Elba as Bond has dragged on for years, but picked up steam again last week, when rumors circulated that James Bond producers were seriously eyeing Elba for the title role. British media personality Katie Hopkins decided to add her two cents to the mix, arguing Idris Elba couldn’t play James Bond due to the color of his skin.
"The point is that to me, Bond is a white MI5/MI6 guy. It would be weird for me as a viewer if Bond was black," she told Niall Boylan on Classic Hits 4FM. Then, Hopkins went on Twitter to further clarify her stance, writing, "I really don't want Idris Elba to be Bond. Not because Idris Elba is a gentleman of color. But because Bond isn't."
She also went on her show, Hopkins World where she declared to Elba, "No, Idris Elba you cannot be James Bond. You will not be 007," because she's apparently in charge of Hollywood and the James Bond franchise. She wondered, "Must we always crowbar in gender and color where it doesn't fit?"
And that's when Ice-T, who's never been one to mince words, hopped on Twitter to let it be known, "This bitch sounds stupid."
Things went south after that. Hopkins caught wind of Ice's tweet and called him out by his government name, thanking him for listening and tacking on, "Ice-T my ass."
Ice then told her to "eat a dick."
After a bit of back and forth between people supporting his comments and Hopkins' defenders, things eventually died down.
Despite all the drama, as of now, it hasn't even been confirmed that Elba will star as the next James Bond in the wake of Daniel Craig, who currently plays 007, retiring from the role. If Elba lands the gig, he'll obviously be the first black Bond ever.
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