Thursday, October 6, 2022

Idris Elba: Actor Says #MeToo is ‘Only Difficult If You’re a Man with Something to Hide’

Idris Elba

*Idris Elba was asked about the #MeToo era in a recent interview and he brilliantly summed up why some men have an issue with movement.

“It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide,” he stated to The Sunday Times.

The actor was asked if it’s hard to be a man in Hollywood now due to the #MeToo movement. His response quickly went viral, earning praise from the likes of Shonda Rhimes and Valerie Jarrett.

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“See? “Idris Elba On #MeToo Movement’s Impact In Hollywood: ‘It’s Only Difficult If You Are A Man With Something To Hide’ – Essence”,” Rhimes wrote.

And Ava DuVernay wrote: “Preach, brother. Preach.”

Elba’s response was similar to actress and Me Too activist Alyssa Milano, who said last week: “It’s not a hard time for men right now. It’s a hard time for abusers and predators. It’s a hard time for men who abuse and prey on women. They should be freaking out. They should have been freaking out a long time ago.”

In January this year, Liam Neeson called the movement “a bit of a witch hunt”, while Sean Penn questioned accusers.

“Well, we don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases,” he told the Today Show.

“Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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