“It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide,” he stated to The Sunday Times.
“See? “Idris Elba On #MeToo Movement’s Impact In Hollywood: ‘It’s Only Difficult If You Are A Man With Something To Hide’ – Essence”,” Rhimes wrote.
And Ava DuVernay wrote: “Preach, brother. Preach.”
Elba’s response was similar to actress and Me Too activist Alyssa Milano, who said last week: “It’s not a hard time for men right now. It’s a hard time for abusers and predators. It’s a hard time for men who abuse and prey on women. They should be freaking out. They should have been freaking out a long time ago.”
In January this year, Liam Neeson called the movement “a bit of a witch hunt”, while Sean Penn questioned accusers.
“Well, we don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases,” he told the Today Show.
“Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded.”