And no shade to Lester, who Horowitz thinks should play the first black Bond, but no. (For those who need a face with the name, Lester played Ellis on Girlfriends.) Elba embodies all the suave and debonair that a Bond could offer. He has become the only man to cover Maxim, a magazine who exclusively adorns the glossy with the sexiest women in the world. How’s that for suave?

UPDATE: Via Twitter, Horowitz has apologized.



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