Limbaugh Rails Against Black James Bond
[su_right_ad]In the hacked Sony emails the possibility of black actor Idris Elba playing James Bond was leaked. This upset Rush Limbaugh.
“James Bond is a fictional character, obviously,” Limbaugh told his listeners of the spy character created by Ian Fleming. “He was white and Scottish, period.”
“I know it’s racist to probably even point this out,” the host continued, uttering the beginning of a sentence that should probably never be finished, “but the franchise needs to get with it!” He added, “We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond was white!”
After a detour through Jay Z’s favorite drink (“Crystal?”) Limbaugh suggested the casting would be analogous to casting George Clooney and Kate Hudson as President Barack Obama and First LadyMichelle Obama. Or how about Kelsey Grammar as Nelson Mandela? He then suggested Rob Reiner as “early” Al Sharpton. And George C. Scott (who’s dead) as Colin Powell and Scarlett Johansson as Condoleezza Rice. And so on…
Limbaugh admitted that all those people are real-life figures and James Bond is a made-up character. But in his view, 007 has always been white and should stay that way.