23/12/2014 08:28 GMT | Updated 23/12/2014 08:59 GMT

Daily Mail Commenters Are Really Angry About Idris Elba Playing James Bond

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Idris Elba arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

When leaked emails from Sony appeared to show Idris Elba in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, MailOnline's commenters had a field day.

Despite 007 being played by at least eight people in the past, some of the Mail's readers threw their toys out of the pram when they heard Ian Fleming's classic spy character could be played by a black man.

The comments range from implying that black and white people are different species to equating fictional character James Bond to Nelson Mandela.

We really, really hope these are just trolls and not real people.

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And before you ask, yes, these are all real comments left on real stories.