Golden Globe nominated actor of “Thor” shared his insight on being a black male in the public eye, sighting that most black men aren’t considered “sexy” in America. In a video interview with The Life Files, Idris Elba shared this:
“Black men, we’re never called sexy. We’re called athletic, intense, we’re described as being the strong type, the silent type. But we’re never really described as being sexy… in general the word sexy doesn’t apply to black men, particularly … The word has been thrown at me a few times so if I have to say I own it, fine.”
Everyone’s got a preference to what they consider physically attractive. But do you think black men barely get rewarded with the ‘sexy’ title? We doubt it.