Idris Elba Raised A Child For A Year That A Woman Told Him Was His, It Wasn’t

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Because women are inherently evil and unlike men, there's lies are about quality and and not quanity, Idris Elba was told in 2010 that we was the father of a baby boy by the woman he was living with at the time. During the promotional tour of The Losers, Elba excitedly talked at length about the about the boy and talked about him again in The New York Times. But then his homey was all like "bro". GQ reports:

Elba doesn’t like to talk about what happened—has never talked about it, in fact, understandably so—but today, for whatever reason, he does. The story is this: He was dating a woman in Florida, had been for a couple of years. They were living together and in love. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy. For a brief moment, it was among the happiest times of Elba’s life. “The celebration of having a son—from a man’s perspective, it’s massive.” He told friends about it. He told reporters about it. Then came the suggestion—not from the child’s mother, but from elsewhere—that not everything was what it appeared to be. “It wasn’t immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn’t look like me,” Elba says. “But it wasn’t immediately obvious what had gone down.” Eventually, Elba decided to take a paternity test, which showed the child wasn’t his. “To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly,” he says, “was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW.”  And then there was the fact that he’d mentioned the kid in public, the knowledge, even then, that at some point he’d be sitting in a room like this one, being asked about the worst, most humiliating thing that ever happened to him. “You know, the truth is—like, even admitting it, I’ll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened.” He looks directly at me when he says this. “But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the fuck back up, and I ain’t aiming to take another punch in the face ever again. Do you understand what I’m saying? It happened to me. I moved on.”

I don't want to speculate on what happened, but I'm sure the patriarchy is to blame for this. This woman had no other choice but to tell her son his father was Idris Elba, because have you ever heard of his real dad? He probably isn't even rich.

Speaking of Idris Elba, besides Breaking Bad, nothing gives me a raging TV boner more than Luther. Do yourself a favor, put this in your Netflix queue and watch it all. Right now. Do it now. Trust me on this.