Idris Elba battles bulge buzz on social media
TORONTO — Actor Idris Elba addressed the elephant in the room Saturday and put an end to speculation about the size of his…um…ego.
Late last week the British star was the subject of social media buzz after photos of him on the set of his new movie A Hundred Streets appeared online — and showed an impressive bulge in his pants.
On Saturday, Elba took to Twitter to insist the alleged trouser snake was, in fact, a microphone wire.
“The good news is i got a s*** load of followers,” he tweeted. “The bad news is, that is a mic wire.”
The actor used a hashtag to add that his ego went into “space ship mode.”
If you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of people discussing Idris Elba’s bulge at brunch
— Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) August 9, 2014
Idris Elba’s bulge is trending on twitter, welcome to the 21st century #hallelujah
— Agata (@tarantinyos) August 8, 2014
Um so I just conducted a search for “Idris Elba bulge.” I need help lol. — MissBaldie (@missbaldie) August 8, 2014
Elba, 41, showed he has a sense of humour about the headlines the purported hammer of Thor‘s Heimdall generated.
“Calvin Klein called my mobile, they want me in their next campaign,” he wrote. “Foot long john’s Coming Winter 2014.”
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