Recently, People Magazine named Idris Elba the Sexiest Man Alive in its latest issue, to the delight of his many fans. Social media was ablaze with positive comments and likes on the cover. But one recent merchandising effort by a British doll maker has fans crying “no.”
At issue for many fans of the actor is the fact that the doll looks nothing like Idris Elba and many would never purchase the replica. However, a lot of people shelled out the £850 (that’s $1,102.24 USD) for the doll and Empris, the online store selling the doll, is sold out.
Here are just a few of the comments fans shared on social medial about the suave Idris Elba doll.
This is supposed to be an Idris Elba doll. Instead, it looks like Ming the Merciless, aka Blax von Sydow. pic.twitter.com/GtNmBV01Gz
— Tana Hargest (@TanaHargest) November 13, 2018
A doll meant to look like Idris Elba has fans confused
Looks like lil penny mixed with Romney malco with a dash of Montel williams.https://t.co/GZAZwfL1AY
— Ooooh Wee It’s… (@Pagie_Lee) November 13, 2018
— Carl Regolino (@Carl_Regolino) November 13, 2018
— Hassan Khaleed (@nobleHKhaleed) November 14, 2018
— Whatupdoe (@TheJessLyfe) November 14, 2018
— Nov6•Goddess (@ohh_am) November 14, 2018