Council of Conservative Citizens boycotts “Thor” for casting a black actor

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Idris Elba

Well, this seems like a productive and definitely not super super racist way for the Council of Conservative Citizens to be spending its time and energy: the ultra-conservative group is now boycotting Kenneth Branagh's upcoming adaptation of the Thor comic books, on the grounds that casting a black actor (The Wire's Idris Elba) as a fictional, comic-book-character version of a Norse god is "an insulting, multi-cultural makeover." And yes, they have more to say on the subject:

It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves. An upcoming movie, based on the comic book Thor, will give Norse mythology an insulting multi-cultural make-over. One of the Gods will be played by Hip Hop DJ Idris Elba.

…right. Well, the good news is that unless there are more disgruntled fans out there than we thought (Elba's failure to star in a sequel to the totally awesome Beyonce vehicle Obsessed is, indeed, questionable), and even if Elba is a dreaded "Hip Hop DJ" (who knew the COFCC was so down with the kids?) this boycott probably won't get too far given that it's, you know, completely and totally outlandish.