Did I miss the part of this story where Idris Elba came out as gay and can therefore speak to experience on this and how gay actors repeatedly get passed over for roles, or…? https://t.co/VL9VcSx8ON via @gaystarnews— Brian Gray (aka ürb) (@urbanbohemian) August 28, 2018
It's important and necessary for black actors to be cast in roles written for black people, but gay roles should be up for grabs? Someone pass @idriselba the mustard for his pretzel logic.— MixedUpMixerMan (@MixedUpMixerMan) August 31, 2018
Here’s the thing about Idris Elba saying Whitehall as a landmark gay doesn’t matter. If Bond is played by a black actor a door opens, which we imagine he approves of. While saying cast the best guy cos ‘It’s acting’ he fails to see the commitment to act for change is the same.— Danny Lee Wynter (@dannyleewynter) August 31, 2018
Jungle Cruise is based on the Disney Parks attraction of the same name. The adventure film stars Johnson as a boat captain who takes a brother and sister, Whitehall and Blunt, into the jungle on an expedition to find a tree with magical healing powers. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on October 11, 2019.
at some point the media and people should not pretend that one oppressed minority can speak for another— Monjula Ray (@queerBengali) August 29, 2018
just like most gay white men don't really know that much about the oppression of black gays, cis-het men like Idris Elba don't get to pretend to be the expert on gay men