James Bond Writer Apologizes After Idris Elba 'Too Street' Comment
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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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:






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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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