Fans clown Idris Elba doll for looking nothing like the sexiest man alive

Director Idris Elba poses for a portrait to promote the film “Yardie” at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

 

Idris Elba fans are upset that a doll that is supposed to look like the Hollywood heartthrob, looks more like somebody’s drunk uncle than PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive.

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Somebody surely needs to tell the manufacturer Emperis’ that all Black folks do not think this doll looks anything like the British heartthrob.

At issue is the doll’s likeness: the “evil” eyes clearly aren’t as dreamy as Elba’s. And Elba does not have a bald head like Steve Harvey as seen on the doll, so fans want to know, what’s up with that?

Of course, Black Twitter took notice and had a field day pointing out the obvious. Some said the doll looks more like American actor and Weeds star Romany Malco,

 

 

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Even though folks are going in on the doll, the London-based manufacturer said the doll is selling out.

The firm says online: “We have been making handcrafted fine art and fashion dolls since 2010. This has allowed us to turn our passion into a business but also transformed into a special kind of art form.

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“Together with sculpting skills and fashion design, it has given us an independence to express our sense of fashion and style, making us truly a powerhouse in the doll world.”

Elba recently covered People mag as the Sexiest Man Alive.

“Who’d have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAliveDon’t forget to grab your issue this weekhttps://bit.ly/2OpbsSV . I’m honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!” he wrote.

Somebody at Emperis clearly needs to go back to the drawing board.

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