Black man can’t play James Bond: Rush Limbaugh

Black man can’t play James Bond: Rush Limbaugh

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.

Imagine, for example, Conan O’Brien cast as Zula king Shaka kaSenzangakhona.

‘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.’

So why is Hollywood so adamant in casting black actors in traditional white roles?

Could it be that Hollywood liberals want to displace our sense of cultural identity? Do they want to subliminally condition us to view ourselves as dispensable? Exchangeable? Replaceable?


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