#MeToo only difficult if you have something to hide: Idris Elba

Actor shares his stance on the global movement

Entertainment Desk December 19, 2018

Actor Idris Elba has been making many headlines as of late. From becoming People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive to being poised to release the next season of his hit BBC series Luther to his daughter becoming the next Golden Globes ambassador; it's safe to say, he's on fire!

Recently, he's been in the news for his stance on the #MeToo movement. While some tend to have bizarre notions when it comes to this, others go on to say something pleasantly surprising. Elba, is one of the latter.


In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Dark Tower star was asked whether it's difficult to be a man in Hollywood now with more people speaking up against sexual misconduct. This particular question has become a norm and every other celebrity is being asked the same.

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However, from Henry Cavill to Matt Damon, many end up responding with statements that later require them to apologise. Not Elba though. He had a very short and simple answer to that question: “It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide.” How smart!


Surely this should be how everyone perceives the situation? However, if that had been the case, we probably wouldn't be in all this mess to begin with.

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