Was Remark about Idris Elba Being “too street” code for “too black?”

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Was Anthony Horowitz’s remark about Idris Elba Being “too street” code for “too black?” –

Some people are in an uproar over Anthony Horowitz’s  comment about actor Idris Elba.  Was his remark about Idris Elba being  “too street”  code for “too black?”

(CNN) The writer of the new James Bond novel “Trigger Mortis” has set off a firestorm with a remark about Idris Elba.

Anthony Horowitz recently told the Daily Mail that he believes Elba is “probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

Opinion: Idris Elba and the Bond debate

Elba has long been touted as the fans’ choice to become the first black Bond.

Actor Idris Elba responded to the remark via his Instagram with the following statement: “Always Keep Smiling! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!!”

 

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