Idris Elba Takes a Stand for #MeToo

Idris Elba. Photo by Michael Buckner/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock (9188866dx)

Idris Elba has always been cool, but now the British actor is being praised for being moral, too.

It has been just over a year since the #MeToo movement came into existence, with many men in Hollywood being exposed for sexual harassment and other male stars criticizing the campaign for dividing the sexes.

During a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Luther star was asked whether it is difficult being a man in the industry amidst the current #MeToo climate.

“It’s only difficult if you’re a man with something to hide,” replied the 46-year-old.

Idris’ response has been praised by women in the industry, including Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay.

The Grey’s Anatomy creator retweeted the article with a simple, “See?”

Meanwhile, the director of A Wrinkle in Time stated, “Preach, brother. Preach.”

We’re applauding you too, Idris.