Roger Moore Denies He Ever Said Anything Racist About Idris Elba

Remember when former 007 Sir Roger Moore said Idris Elba wasn’t “English” enough to play James Bond? Oh yeah, that was yesterday. As soon as the internet’s torrential-hate-machine began revving its engines, Moore took to Twitter to clear things up:

Moore claims his comments were “lost in translation,” and suggests he never actually said anything racist about Elba. Either way, people can pick apart what Moore did and didn’t actually say all they want. And they will, because this is the internet.

However, all that matters are these two points:

  1. Daniel Craig is still on the job, so let’s not forget that.
  2. An 87-year-old English actor has (and presumably uses) Twitter.

(Via Twitter and New York Daily News)