Skip To Content

    This Doll Doesn’t Look Like Idris Elba And It Looks Like He Agrees

    “where tf his hair at???”

    Earlier this week, a doll that supposedly looks like Idris Elba was released.

    Jeff Spicer / Getty Images

    The doll was created by a company called Emperis, and was on sale for £850.

    Emperis / Via mailchi.mp
    Emperis / Via mailchi.mp

    It’s no longer on their website, but when it was you could put down a £100 deposit toward the doll.

    Screenshot / Emperis

    People were...not so sure about it.

    This doll is supposed to be Idris? Somebody getting fired.

    Idris Elba? In which space-time continuum? https://t.co/1hEQzpsm29

    Where tf his hair at??? https://t.co/sJs3yv3aKx

    The novel in my head vs the actual draft https://t.co/TRgqhT1hj5

    Some people thought it looked like actor Romany Malco, who responded to say he was done with everyone.

    I'm done with ALL of ya'll! https://t.co/QRh25VZbzb

    Sharing the photo to Instagram, Malco said: “Thanks but I'm good.”

    Other people thought it looked like Montel Williams.

    @courtdanee2 @iesha_irene If this ain’t brother Montell Williams

    Including Elba himself.

    Williams saw the doll and said his Instagram went bananas.

    @ShomariHines Imagine my shock when my Instagram went bananas... I’m not that cool - my Instagram doesn’t go bananas unexpectedly.

    He replied to Elba’s tweet of his photo and asked if he had known the doll was coming.

    @idriselba Lol I was meaning to ask you if you knew this doll was coming?

    @idriselba @Montel_Williams, @idriselba & @TeamRomany looking at each other like...

    Ikran Dahir is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

    Got a confidential tip? Submit it here