After emails were leaked between Sony execs eyeing Idris Elba for the film franchise,Rush Limbaugh offered his two (offensive) cents on the matter.
"James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is," Limbaugh said.
"But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is."
And as if that wasn't bad enough…Limbaugh finished up his rant with an alarmingly self-aware thought.
"I know it's racist to probably point this out."
Elba's spoken out about the rumors that he's on the short list to play Bond in the past.
During a Reddit AMA, when asked if he would take the role, he shared, "Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely."
And in an interview with NPR, Elba opened up about the casting rumors and his concerns over how he'd be perceived.
"I just don't want to be called the first black James Bond. Do you understand what I'm saying? Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond."