Idris Elba's Sweet Comeback to Being 'Too Street' for James Bond

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Idris Elba “too street” to play James Bond?

The suggestion by none other than the official writer of the 007 novels, Anthony Horowitz, generated international condemnation and a swift apology from the scribe.

It seems the only one who refuses to get swept up in the brouhaha is Elba himself. Check out his absolutely perfect response on Instagram:

This isn’t the first time the star of “Beasts of No Nation” and “The Wire” reacted with tongue planted in cheek to the controversy over whether he, a black actor, could play the British spy most recently portrayed by Daniel Craig. Here’s what he posted on Twitter last December when the matter first arose:

 

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