A doll created to look like Idris Elba has some doubters — including, it seems, the actor himself
On Wednesday, the British actor, 46, seemingly reacted to the doll by sharing a photo of American TV personality Montel Williams after fans began tweeting about the doll manufactured by U.K. company Emperis.
Elba’s 16-year-old daughter, Isan, reacted to the doll as well, sharing a photo of it on her Instagram Story and writing, “I’m screaming,” along with a sobbing face emoji.
Williams, 62, also reacted and shared the photo of the doll on Twitter Tuesday, writing, “Ok, so I guess I have a doll now,” along with a laughing face emoji.
Fans of Elba were left scratching their heads after the $1,100 doll surfaced on social media. While it clearly exhibited Elba’s style, fans immediately rejected the idea that its likeness closely resembled the actor.
“How many people had to approve this? Did none of them know what #IdrisElba looks like?” one fan wrote on Twitter.
“How on earth can this be @idriselba?” another user said.
Instead of capturing Elba’s muscular physique, the doll was on the more slender side and featured a bald head.
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Some fans even went as far as saying the doll looks like A Million Little Things star Romany Malco.
Malco later responded to the doll writing on Twitter, “I’m done with ALL of y’all.”
Elba doesn’t seem to be letting the doll get to him though as he’s basking in his new status as Sexiest Man Alive, telling PEOPLE this month, “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?”
“Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out,” he continued. “I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise— an ego boost for sure.”