Bond writer Anthony Horowitz has apologised after being labeled a racist for suggesting Idris Elba was ‘overly road’ to play with 007.
Many proposed his remarks had a racist tones after he told the Daily Mail the British performer wasn’t ‘suave’ enough to play with the iconic MI6 secret agent.
The writer, who composed the latest Bond novel, took to Twitter to apologise for any offence.
In his interview Horowitz was swift to indicate that his reservations about Idris Elba playing Bond had nothing related to his race, but instead as the British performer is well-known for playing ‘gritty’ characters such as DCI Luther in BBC show Luther and Stringer Bell in The Wire.
I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence [full statement attached]