Idris Elba doll mocked for looking nothing like him - despite selling for £850

Idris Elba doll mocked for looking nothing like him - despite selling for £850

A handcrafted Idris Elba doll worth £850 is being dragged by fans – because it looks nothing like him.

British doll maker Emperis created the doll, dressed in a light brown suit-and-waistcoat combo. The doll wears jeans and camel-coloured high-tops and it looks like the model of a very suave man.

It was supposed to be a model of the actor, who was recently named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.

Instead, it’s been compared to Jafar from Aladdin… and others

People are in agreement: that’s not Idris Elba.

With its arched eyebrows, pointy nose and absolutely no resemblance to the actor, fans are struggling to see the Idris Elba element

In fact, people are pointing out the doll’s likeness to Think Like a Man actor Romany Malco.​

“Who made this doll???!!!” One person wrote on Facebook. “They got their Black actors mixed up! LMAO This is Romany Malco, not Idris Elba. #lies #LOL."

He kind of does, actually…

Others are saying the doll resembles Charlamagne.

Not Idris.

Still, something must be working. According to the Mail Online, sales of the doll are booming, and it is on longer available on the Emperis website.

This isn’t first time a famous person’s likeness was questionably rendered in art. Last year a bust of Cristiano Ronald at the Aeroporta da Madeira was roasted for looking nothing like the footballer.

In fact, it had looked downright strange.

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