White Supremacists Boycotting Thor Over Black God
Casting of Idris Elba infuriates Council of Conservative Citizens
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2010 4:13 AM CST
Idris Elba dons his diety's hat during a BBC interview.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A far-right group is calling for a boycott of the upcoming Thor movie because a black actor has been cast as a Norse god. Wire star Idris Elba plays the god Heimdall in the superhero movie, a casting decision that the Council of Conservative Citizens says is an "insulting multi-cultural make-over," Gawker reports.

Marvel Comics is known for its support of left-wing causes and "has now inserted social engineering into European mythology," complains the group, which opposes inter-racial marriage. Elba himself addressed the issue earlier this year, the Guardian notes. "Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers," he said. "That's OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?"
 

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