Recently, a “poem” called “I’m Sorry I’m Not Idris Elba” began circling social media and we all had a great laugh. The piece, which apparently was originally posted by a user name @Nova_isig (the account has since been closed), got passed around by both women and men who were amused by this person’s obsession with Big Driis.
Like most internet sensations, I expected the meme to quickly die down, but it looks like some fellas just won’t let it go.
Men took to Twitter in droves to complain about being taken for granted–despite being good friends/boyfriends/husbands–because they aren’t Idris Elba.
In fact, so many men felt the need to tap into their own, “I’m sorry I’m not Idris” moment that it became a worldwide trending topic. Seriously.
And it was hilarious.
Take a look:
Idris Elba didn’t take you for chocolate fondue and wine on Valentine’s Day. That was all me.
— Kwame Opam (@kwameopam) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba ain’t help you look for your phone for 20 min even tho it was just in your purse like it always is. I. Did. That.
— Idris Elboba Fett (@TheDiLLon1) February 18, 2014
idris elba didn’t sacrifice an arm like “127 hours” so you could cuddle. i did.
— neil mccauley (@the_blueprint) February 18, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t show up to the club with a charger when your phone died on girls night, bae
— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) February 18, 2014
Oh and Idris Elba also didn’t take your mom to Olive Garden for her birthday. I did.
— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) February 18, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t help you break into your ex’s house to get your shit back, but I did. Allegedly…
— Bobby Womack Jr. (@AlmondyAdonis) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t do anything for you because he literally doesn’t know you exist. I acknowledged you multiple times this week. I did that.
— Isaac 4 of 4 (@eyesackversion4) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t impregnate you a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time after realizing your shortcomings after the first child…I did
— Petersburg Slim (@TonyLandmark) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t take the price tag from a DVD and apply it to the vacuum cleaner and yell “you gotta honor it”… THAT WAS ME
— Omie Bugle Boy Jeans (@TriGrizzly) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t buy you that $7 popcorn & $4 skittles at the movies knowing damn well we was going to dinner afterwards…I did…
— Wolf Reynolds 2.0 (@Geechie_Ferelli) February 18, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t text you every 2 hours to see if you were ok. That was all me.
— Albert Fredo (@SPARKTheGreat) February 18, 2014
Idris Elba didn’t jump on the Idris Elba tweeting bandwagon. That was me.
— James Ip (@JamesIp) February 19, 2014
Idris Elba has yet to weigh in on the topic, but we’re pretty certain he’s NOT sorry for being himself.
Update: Looks like Idris finally caught on to the topic, and as I suspected, he’s not sorry for being so fly.
What can I say man… pic.twitter.com/X4HniiAveZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) February 19, 2014