The author of the upcoming James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, has given his opinion on one of the favourites to be the plat Bond on screen next, and he's just plain wrong.
Anthony Horowitz, who recently wrote two new Sherlock Holmes books, just brought a lot of internet hate his way by claiming that Idris Elba is "too street" to play Bond. Speaking to the Daily Mail Horowitz said "Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better.
"For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too 'street' for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah."
You can try to spin that anyway you want, but it's clearly not a racial issue, confirmed by the fact he suggested Adrian Lester as a better candidate. But just because it's not racial doesn't make it any less wrong.
Elba has proven his suaveness over the past 42-years just by breathing. The man played Stringer Bell, arguably one of the smoothest characters ever to grace the small screen.
Horowitz, who's famous for penning the Alex Rider novels, is entitled to his opinion, but you can take his comments with a truck-full of salt. He also says Casino Royal is his favourite Bond film since the Sean Connery era, and that Skyfall was his least favourite Bond film, which to us at least, sounds absolutely ludicrous.
Is it too late to take that book away from him?
Via Daily Mail