Black Men Apologize for Not Being Idris Elba

They rallied behind the sentiments of a heartbreaking poem gone viral.

This composition about Idris Elba, written by “your favorite poet,” Instagram user @Nova_Isig, went viral over the weekend, sparking a hilarious Twitter meme:

Clearly, @Nova_Isig is really hurting, y’all. So are scores of black men who feel underappreciated for the thoughtful things they do that go unnoticed by the women in their lives, thanks to said women’s unhealthy obsession with Idris Elba. For shame.

Don’t forget about your man’s devotion to your natural-hair lifestyle, to helping you find your phone when it was never lost and other things:

Women, let’s be better.

Akoto Ofori-Atta is the editor of The Grapevine. Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.