Roger Moore backpedaling after saying Idris Elba not “English-English” (in other words too black to be James Bond)

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/roger-moore-idris-elba-bond-unrealistic-article-1.2165478

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  • patricknelson750  On March 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I have a couple of friends who got to know Roger Moore when they worked in a hotel that he frequents. They were very disappointed with the bad manners and general rudeness of this former childhood hero of theirs.

    When Moore says he isn’t English enough I think her is referring to that convention that non-white British people in England usually self-identify as British rather than English, but it’s not Roger Moore’s business to tell people who grew up in England that they are not English.

    Whether it was his intention or not he is being racist.

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