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Old Today, 07:11 PM
 
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Race-bending is pathetic. I don't care if Idris Elba is most ideal for playing James Bond, Bond was written to be a White British man (specifically, Scottish).
You get that he's an actor.

That actors pretend to be different people. It's what they do.

(Also ... Idris was born in England for cripes sake.)
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Old Today, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Btw, all of you reading this do know that the English had a history of owning slaves, too, don't you? But at least they abolished it 31 years before the U.S. did.
Yes but Erivo is not a descendant of African slaves from what we know. Her parents are from Nigeria and she was born in England. The people complaining want a descendant of African slaves brought to the US to play the role.
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Old Today, 07:23 PM
 
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Yes but Erivo is not a descendant of African slaves from what we know. Her parents are from Nigeria and she was born in England. The people complaining want a descendant of African slaves brought to the US to play the role.
Who gives a flying flip? She's an ACTRESS. Their job is to pretend to be someone else. She physically resembles the people she is portraying.
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Old Today, 07:31 PM
 
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Who gives a flying flip? She's an ACTRESS. Their job is to pretend to be someone else. She physically resembles the people she is portraying.
I don’t but that’s their argument.
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Old Today, 10:39 PM
 
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The next Blade will be played by a black man (Mahershala Ali). Could you imagine the outcry if they had gotten a white actor, or even any other non-black actor?

This is all a one-way street.
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