Rush Limbaugh has admitted to being ‘racist’ following comments he made about actor Idris Elba.
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.
‘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.’
The polarizing pundit then acknowledged that he was being racist, seemingly unfazed by the realization, adding; ‘That’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.’
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