Twitter Reacts To Damson & Idris Elba Being Mistaken As Brothers

The Idris Bruvvers??? Twitter Roasts Daily Mail Article Mistaking Damson Idris & Idris Elba As Brothers

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Damson Idris and Idris Elba

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Twitter is abuzz over British tabloid Daily Mail mistaking Damson Idris and Idris Elba as brothers in a groan-worthy blunder that sparked hilarious across social media.

Why anyone would think a Black man named Idris is related to another Black man with the last name Idris, we’re not quite sure, but we suspect this mistaken identity is rooted in good old-fashioned racism.

In a now-deleted post, the loud and wrong outlet explored Damson potentially taking the Bond role from his “older brother” Elba who’s rumored to be one of the favorites to portray the famed secret agent.

Always a great sport, Damson responded to Mail Online’s embarrassing snafu on Instagram, referring to himself as “Damson Elba” in the caption of a recently posted photo.

Elba hopped into the comment section, asking, “Wait…what just happened? *laughing emojis*” in a funny moment that wrapped up yet another racist media gaffe in a nice little bow.

With thinking nearly extinct, it’s not shocking that both actors have encountered people who think they’re brothers over the years.

“It’s so funny, because the first time I met Idris Elba was at my good friend Edward, he was doing like a little party honoring Spike Lee in London,” he recalled during interview on Desus & Mero last April.

“It was all these people there and Idris Elba was like, ‘Hey, come over here.’ I walk over to him and he’s like, ‘I know you, I know you, they always ask if you’re my little brother. You’re doing good, you’re doing good,'” he continued.

As far as Bond is concerned, Damson is rumored to be high on the list to play 007. Other big names in the mix include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Regé-Jean Page, Henry Cavill, and James Norton.

Would you want to see Damson Idris as the new Bond? Tell us down below and peep the Twitter hysteria over Daily Mail mistaking Damson as Idris’ little brother on the flip.

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