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James Bond author Anthony Horowitz had the internet up in arms earlier this week over his questionable comments regarding how he thinks Brit actor Idris Elba is “too street” to become the next 007.

According to Horowitz, “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better. For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.” Hmm.

Elba finally broke his silence about the comments by taking to his Instagram account and posting the classiest response possible:

If you ask us, he seems pretty damn suave with that response. And he looks sharp in a tux too! Way to rise above the hate Mr. Elba.