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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?

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