James Bond Writer Apologizes After Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ Comment

Actor being a contender for the role remains as speculation and rumor

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Anthony Horowitz, author of the James Bond series novel “Trigger Mortis,” due Sept. 8, faced a Twitter storm of criticism recently after making comments about actor Idris Elba and his qualifications to play James Bond on film. After receiving backlash, according to reports, he apologized via Twitter.

In a Daily Mail Interview  published Sunday, Horowitz, was asked about actors who could take over the role from the current Bond, Daniel Craig. His response: “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”

Though the actor being a true contender for the role has remained fodder of speculation and rumor, fans of the actor as well as other critics of Horowitz’s remarks took to social to show support to the actor and denounce the comments: