US$1K Idris Elba Doll That Doesn’t Look Like The Actor Becomes A Head-Scratcher
By Izza Sofia, 14 Nov 2018
Images via Emperis and Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com
A £850 (US$1,105) Idris Elba doll has been mocked by social media users for looking nothing like the British actor.
Though Elba was crowned ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine, this doll might leave you with some doubts.
The figurine comes dressed in a suit and equipped with muscles to mimic Elba, but the doll’s bald head and “evil” eyes have fans questioning as to what, exactly, was running through its maker’s mind.
Sold online by specialist doll maker Emperis, the model is said to mark a closer resemblance to American actor Romany Malco, and has also been compared to Aladdin villain ‘Jafar’. One user tweeted, “This doll is supposed to be Idris? Somebody getting fired.”
The attempt to mirror Elba has also been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust at the Madeira Airport, which was ridiculed by internet users as it looked nothing like the famous footballer.
Talking about the doll, Emperis said it has always admired Elba as a British actor and decided to create a doll emulating him.
This doll is supposed to be Idris? Somebody getting fired. pic.twitter.com/VsFXlmRibW— Court 🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️ (@courtdanee2) November 13, 2018
im staring at that doll like pic.twitter.com/zL2fLRvzYJ— T. (@torrielilina) November 13, 2018
Reminds me of that MLK Jr statue in Buffalo. Who dis? pic.twitter.com/LUUps1zrSU— Blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) November 13, 2018
Gotta be Jafar with them eyebrows pic.twitter.com/43wvJSEDCz— ✨ erin-esther ✨ (@erinruok) November 13, 2018
Just as bad as the Cristiano statue. pic.twitter.com/Jc7nIWBOlB— Greg (@GreginATX) November 13, 2018
So this doll is supposed to be Idris Elba, but it really looks more like Romany Malco 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/MJuNumZ5Wm— HellenJanet (@HellenJanett) November 13, 2018
Stop the madness right now...please fire the folks that came up with this ridiculousness 😡 A doll meant to look like Idris Elba has fans confused https://t.co/78sSgGwqpK— Sammy (@clvrgrl24) November 13, 2018
Idris Elba doll?! More like Romany Malco pic.twitter.com/84ZBkqO2gs— bmwgirl85 (@bmwgirl85) November 13, 2018
[via Metro, opening images via Emperis and Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com]
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