with Esquire UK where Elba said that he had stopped describing himself as a “black actor” since it limited his career. The “Cats” actor said it is “really difficult” for celebrities to have an opinion according to a new interview with The Guardian.
Explaining that his words were “overly scrutinized, taken out of context” and “thrown into some sort of bulls–t, zeitgeisty social media argument.”“Me saying I don’t like to call myself a Black actor is my prerogative.
That’s me, not you,” said Elba, 50.”So for you to turn around and say to me, I’m ‘denying my Blackness.’ On what grounds? Did you hear that?
Where am I denying it? And what for? It’s just stupid. Whatever.”While speaking with Esquire, the “Luther” actor said “As humans, we are obsessed with race.Read more on nypost.com
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