Rush Limbaugh Is Furious that the Next James Bond Might Be Black, and His Unhappiness Is the Greatest X-Mas Present
One of the few positive things to come out of the Sony hack was the possibility that Idris Elba may take over as James Bond once Daniel Craig is done with the role, or at least that was the hope of Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal.
It is not the hope of Rush Limbaugh, who believes that a black James Bond is like casting George Clooney as President Obama, via Mediatite:
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!”
Limbaugh suggested the casting would be analogous to casting George Clooney and Kate Hudson as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Or how about Kelsey Grammar as Nelson Mandela? He then suggested Rob Reiner as “early” Al Sharpton. And George C. Scott as Colin Powell and Scarlett Johansson as Condoleezza Rice.
Oh it is racist to point that out, Limbaugh, and of course you know that, but you went right on and did it anyway because you are racist and you do not give a sh*t.
Now I’m really hoping that Sony follows through on this plan because not only is Idris Elba the perfect guy to play Bond, but an unintended side effect is that it might give Rush Limbaugh a coronary. And his pain brings me so much joy in this Christmas season. May Kenan Thompson one day play Limbaugh in the movie of his life. A farce, obviously.