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Yesterday, Twitter blew up with the “I’m sorry I’m not Idris Elba” trending topic.

You probably saw it yesterday, but it all started with a poem from a man lamenting about the way his woman fiends for Idris when he’s the one putting in all the work. Basically, it was a way for the average dudes to complain about the black woman’s collective lust for Mr. Elba. We didn’t take it too seriously. We don’t know Idris to love him. We just love the way he looks. But some dudes–and even women–got into their feelings about this one, wagging their fingers about our “worship” of Idris.

I can’t speak for everyone who finds the man attractive, I’ll just say I certainly don’t worship him. But I will thank God for this beautiful creation.

Anyway after the Twittersphere died down, Idris Elba himself responded to the hoopla today.

He tweeted yet another gorgeous picture of himself with the almost illegible caption, “I’m not sorry that I’m Idris Elba.” 

Well, there you have it.

Was this just an excuse to post a gratuitous picture of Idris? Maybe?



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