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?" (Read more Idris Elba stories.)