VIDEO: Black Men Are Never Called Sexy

Really, Idris Elba? 

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Idris Elba (Getty Images)

In a recent discussion with the Life Files on his role in Thor, actor Idris Elba disagrees with the interviewer's assertion that he's a sex symbol, saying:

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.

Well, this is a complaint we haven't heard a lot before. Thoughts?

 

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