STFU, Roger Moore

[Content Note: Racism.]

As you may recall, racist trolls lost their minds when it was suggested that black English actor Idris Elba would make a pretty terrific James Bond. And now former James Bond, Roger Moore, wants you to know that he shares their opinion:
"Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be 'English-English'," he continues. "Nevertheless, it's an interesting idea, but unrealistic."

The Scot who played Bond was Sean Connery, the Welshman was Timothy Dalton and the Irishman was Pierce Brosnan. But just what is it that prevents Elba from being 'English-English', Roger? He was born in Hackney, raised in East Ham, schooled in Canning Town, started work in Dagenham and he supports Arsenal. How much more of an Englishman could he be?
Welp, we all know the answer to that, because we all know damn well what the racist dogwhistle "English-English" really means.

I really love (do not love) the idea that it's "unrealistic" to cast a black man as James Bond. Because realism is totally the center of the Bond franchise.

Video Description: Obviously green-screened scene of Roger Moore, as James Bond, skiing down the side of a mountain, dodging bullets from four bad guys shooting at him while skiing after him; then flipping a switch on one of his ski poles, turning it into a gun, skiing backwards and shooting at one the bad guys, landing a direct hit in his chest; then doing a backwards flip before body-slamming another bad guy; then skiing straight off the side of the mountain and dramatically free-falling before a Union Jack parachute unfurls.

But, sure. I can definitely see how if it were Idris Elba doing it, it would be super unrealistic.


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