You Can Have Black James Bond If Rush Limbaugh Can Get A White Shaft
Conservative radio icon and honorary Hutt Rush Limbaugh really, really hates it when people call him “racist.” Just ask him. He hates it so much that, two weeks ago, he went off on a rant against the very idea of a black actor portraying fictional character James Bond, not because Rush Limbaugh is racist, but because the fictional character James Bond just is white, like Santa Claus and Jesus. Two weeks ago, Limbaugh responded to a hacked Sony email in which Sony Pictures Chair Amy Pascal bluntly says “Idris should be the next Bond,” referring to famous British actor Idris Elba, and told his audience that there’s no way Elba, “who is, I can’t say African-American, ’cause he’s British. African English. African Brit. He’s black,” could possibly portray the fictional superspy.
“James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming, a former spy, MI6, and James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming,” Limbaugh explained, adding “He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is. But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out.”
While Limbaugh has a hard time knowing what to call a black person in this crazy, mixed-up PC world, he obviously has bothered to Google James Bond. Of course, he knows that the character James Bond has been changed countless times, was first portrayed onscreen as an American by actor Barry Nelson, wasn’t assigned Scottish ancestry by author Ian Fleming until several years into Sean Connery’s portrayal, and has been played by Australian, Irish, and English actors since then.
Limbaugh then equated having a black actor portray James Bond with…READ MORE [su_csky_ad]