Rush Limbaugh correctly noted that James Bond is a white Scotsman and while leftists are hysterical about this, there is nothing even remotely controversial about it and past Samuel L. Jackson statements prove that everyone knows this.
Lily Harrison, writing at E! Online, accused Limbaugh of being a racist because Limbaugh observed (amidst public discussion of making a black actor the next James Bond) that Bond is a white character:
During his news program, the controversial commentator expressed his concern over the Avengers: Age of Ultron star stepping into the Bond role.
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is,” Limbaugh said.
“But now [they are] 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 as if that wasn’t bad enough…Limbaugh finished up his rant with an alarmingly self-aware thought.
“I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”
Harrison, a spiteful commentator, not only misses that Limbaugh was entirely correct in his observation, but she also misrepresents (intentionally or unintentionally) how he sarcastically remarked, “I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”
Anyone who is honest knows there is nothing controversial with what Limbaugh said. After all, Samuel L. Jackson made a truly controversial statement regarding race and a fictional character years ago. and yet Hollywood and the American left love him.
The Las Vegas Sun interviewed Jackson in 2000 and discussed his starring role in the movie Shaft. Here are some of Jackson’s thoughts on a white writer who worked on the movie:
“I told him (Scott) point blank that I refused to say that white man’s lines,” Jackson says, referring to Price. “I’d do it my way and then poor John would have Scott Rudin breathing in his ear demanding that he make me say the lines they’d paid so much money for.”
Jackson was offended by a white man writing lines for a black character. And yet both Hollywood and the American left were fine with that. Or if they weren’t, there sure wasn’t much hysteria over it. So no one who is honest can claim that anything Limbaugh said about James Bond is even remotely “controversial” or offensive.
Speaking of outrage and racism—and Samuel L. Jackson—consider Black Snake Moan for a moment. Black Snake Moan starred Jackson as an older black man who chained up a nearly nude, young white woman for her own good (or so the story goes). Can you imagine the outrage if someone ever made a movie where an older white main chained up a nearly nude, young black woman for her own good? We’d never hear the end of it.
So leftists can stop with the phony fury over Limbaugh’s honest observation about James Bond. They have no right to be outraged. And they will have no right to be offended if and when someone finally has the guts to make movies and characters with actors who are as proud of being white as Samuel L. Jackson is proud of being black and contemptible of white people.