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Idris Elba Responded Perfectly To The People Who Don't Want A Black Bond

"Isn't 007 supposed to be handsome?"

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Earlier this month, the Sony email hack revealed that British actor Idris Elba was being considered to star as the next James Bond.

The Associated Press

However, there were some people who couldn't understand why a black man could play the part of the fictional character.

American radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show: "Now Sony is 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 I know it's racist to probably even point this out."

He added: "We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond is white. Bond was never black."

So Elba decided to tweet this wonderful response to the haters:

Isn't 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I've got a shot! Happy New year people.

Idris Elba@idriselbaFollow

Isn't 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I've got a shot! Happy New year people.

4:12 PM - 27 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The perfect, talented, beautiful actor also thanked those who felt he had a shot to play the famous role.

Here are some other very important photos of Idris Elba to support this story.

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Very important.

Phil Mccarten / Reuters

Wouldn't he just make the perfect Bond?

Luke Macgregor / Reuters