A white supremacist group is taking action against Idris Elba and the producers of the upcoming movie “Thor” because the English actor has been cast to play the role of a Nordic character.
Elba, who is of African descent, will play the deity Heimdall, an all-seeing and all-knowing guardian, in the Marvel Studios feature.
According to the Council of Conservative Citizens, Elba's casting is an example of “leftwing social engineering.”
The group has started the website, boycott-thor.com in retaliation where they denounce Marvel Comics and Elba saying,
“It's well known that Marvel is a company that advocates for left-wing ideologies and causes. Marvel front man Stan "Lee" Lieber boasts of being a major financier of left-wing political candidates. Marvel has viciously attacked the TEA Party movement, conservatives, and European heritage. Now they have taken it one further, casting a black man as a Norse deity in their new movie Thor. Marvel has now inserted social engineering into European mythology.”
Elba previously spoke on the controversy, telling TV Times,
“There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor's mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?”
The Council of Conservative Citizens also opposes interracial marriage and gay rights.