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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?

Read more at the Life Files.

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