Idris Elba Says Black Men Not Considered “Sexy” By America

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    Idris Elba Modeling Actor Idris Elba said that he felt Black men are not considered “sexy” by mainstream America, during a recent interview.

    Idris elaborated on the issue, saying that Black actors are typically casted much differently than actors of other races, HuffingtonPost.com reports:

    “Black men, we’re never called sexy. We’re called athletic, intense, we’re described as being the strong type, the silent type. But we’re never really described as being sexy… in general the word sexy doesn’t apply to black men, particularly … The word has been thrown at me a few times so if I have to say I own it, fine,” Elba said.

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