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Idris Elba Transforming Into an Entitled White Woman In This 'SNL' Skit Is Too Real

The skit rightfully pokes fun at the "Barbecue Beckys" of the world.

Idris Elba made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend to promote the release of his upcoming Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie, and one skit in particular has caught our attention for how scarily accurate it is.

The highlight of the night came in the form of an Incredible Hulk parody, aptly called the Impossible Hulk, which saw the actor transforming into an insufferable white women, whenever he didn't get his way.

The skit is an obvious commentary on the entitlement displayed by several white woman—given nicknames like Barbecue Becky, Permit Patty and Cornerstone Caroline—who have been lambasted on social media for calling the cops on black folks who are simply minding their own business.


Their behavior is downright harmful and ridiculous, and the skit humorously conveys the absurdity of these occurrences.

The first part of the skit shows Elba's character turning into a hysterical white women, played by SNL cast member Cecily Strong after not being able to return something at the store. In a later scene we see the Impossible Hulk getting out of a run-in with the police after simply crying and threatening to record him.

These scenes are sadly, all too familiar.

Check out the full Impossible Hulk skit below. Turn Up Charlie, which stars Elba as a struggling DJ-turned nanny, hits Netflix on March 15.

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Idris Elba is Set to Receive His Citizenship from Sierra Leone

The actor will be awarded citizenship in his father's native country and reportedly spend Christmas with President Julius Maada Bio.

Idris Elba is reportedly set to receive his citizenship soon from Sierra Leone's government during his current visit to the country.

Born to a father from Sierra Leone, the country's Deputy Tourism Minister William Robinson has confirmed that the actor will also be spending Christmas with President Julius Maada Bio on Sherbro Island.

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Idris Elba to Star In Netflix's Upcoming All-Black Western 'The Harder They Fall'

The film also stars Jonathan Majors and is being produced by Jay-Z.

Idris Elba is set to star in the upcoming all black Western The Harder They Fall from first-time director Jeymes Samuel.

The film, is slated to premiere on Netflix, and also stars The Last Black Man In San Fransisco actor, Jonathan Majors. The film is being produced by Samuel, as well as Jay-Z, who will also help write original music for the movie along with Samuel, Deadline reports. The two previously worked together on the Great Gatsby.

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Blitz the Ambassador Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among 175 "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.

The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojo, announced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim 2020 Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired."

He is among 175 scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim.

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6 South African Podcasts to Listen to During the Lockdown

Here are six South African podcasts worth listening to.

South Africa has been on lockdown for almost two weeks as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and it looks like the period might just get extended. If you are one of those whose work can't be done from home, then you must have a lot of time in your hands. Below, we recommend six South African podcasts you can occupy yourself with and get empowered, entertained and informed.


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