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Surprise: Rush Limbaugh doesn't want Idris Elba to be James Bond

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Surprise, surprise, the idea of a black James Bond bugs Rush Limbaugh.

Progressive nonprofit site Media Matters pointed to a Dec. 23 episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show in which he addressed Amy Pascal’s suggestion that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond.

“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,” Limbaugh said. “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Britain, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is and I know it’s racist to probably point this out.”

Limbaugh went on to muddle Elba’s name several times, compared the potential casting of Elba to the casting of George Clooney and Kate Hudson as Barack and Michelle Obama, and surmised that Jay-Z’s favorite drink must be Cristal. Another day, another time where Rush Limbaugh is being Rush Limbaugh.

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