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Idris Elba in 'Luther' is not "Black enough" according to BBC's diversity chief. Dive into the Internet's response to this *stupid* comment.

Is Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’ black enough? This BBC diversity chief says “no”

We don’t even know how to start off this article because the fact that someone this stupid exists in this world makes us want to crawl back to bed and not leave. Earth’s a write-off. Go away, aliens. The diversity chief of the BBC certainly proves that people are still dumb as sin. On Wednesday, April 14, BBC diversity chief Miranda Wayland said that Idris Elba on Luther was not “Black enough”. 

She said that DCI John Luther, played by Idris Elba to award-winning praise, “doesn’t have any Black friends, he doesn’t eat any Caribbean food, this doesn’t feel authentic.” Lady, stop digging that hole. It just keeps growing with every word. She added that want to make sure Luther “is authentic in terms of the storytelling.” You can’t tell someone what is and is not “Black enough”.

Why? Well, that comes down to the individual rather than a societal construct. Instead, Miranda Wayland is promoting bad stereotypes with her reasoning. This, you know, isn’t great given the whole her position is diversity flippin’ chief. Besides no one has had a problem with Luther or Idris Elba in the role. It’s one of the best-regarded shows made by the BBC.

Let’s take a look at what Twitter is saying on this subject. Because trust us, they have some feelings.

Get your money back

Miranda Wayland needs to lose a job

Learn these lessons

This is rather a common wrong complaint. Again, someone’s Blackness comes down to how they define it.

It’s stereotyping

It all comes down to wrong stereotypes, Wayland, that you want to feed into. Fire. Her.

Luther is fine 

Seriously Idris Elba in Luther is not the problem. How the press treated Meghan Markle, for example, is part of the problem.

Not wrong at all

And, well, whoop there it is.

Yes, that is the correct statement.

Behold, someone who gets the real effing point.


Listen, can we get Idris Elba as James Bond from these Luther comments? 

Luther is fine

Seriously though don’t try to “fix” the show.

Behold the double standard

No one can win in this situation.

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