Diversity has become a corny word: Idris Elba

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba says diversity has become a "corny" and overused word.

Elba believes that people have got tired of hearing the term being used in relation to the entertainment industry in Britain and the US.

"It's become a bit of a corny word. People are just like, 'Oh, stop talking about it'," Elba told theguardian.com.

Elba said he was unimpressed when politician Oona King called him to do a "boring" speech at the Houses of Parliament last year.

"Oona certainly pulled me by the scruff of the neck and was like, 'Get up there and say it!' She pushed me to go even further and, you know, Oona is one of the most powerful people I know, and very persuasive. Very persuasive," he said.

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