Actor Idris Elba slammed the British government for cutting free housing benefits to young people aged 18 to 21.

The 'Luther' star gave an expletive-laden speech criticizing the cuts that stop out-of-work young adults from automatically receiving benefits which came into effect in April.

The 44-year-old Brit spoke out at a protest event organized by housing and homelessness charity Shelter at London's Islington Assembly Hall in north London on Tuesday.

"It's 2017, there's 850 people here tonight but there's like at least 1,000 men and women on the streets tonight," said Elba, who added "That's f-ckery,"

He continued, "We have one of the strongest currencies in the world, why do we have 60,000 women and single mothers homeless that's f-ckery, that's bullsh-t."

Elba pointed out that "The Government is trying to take away housing allowances from 18 to 21 year olds. Seriously man. No one should be homeless it's f-cking bullsh-t."

Homelessness in America far exceeds the homeless problem in London, where homeless people are treated far better than in the U.S.

Young people in the U.S. must fend for themselves when it comes to benefits and housing for the out-of-work.

But Britain's new Universal Credit (state benefits) regulations state that out of work 18 to 21 year olds will no longer have automatic access to housing benefit.

The sell-out gig, which featured rapper Skepta performing live, raised more than $37,400 for Shelter for young people.

  • n1kk1a

    I love that guy! He seems 100% genuine!

  • MzKeriBabee

    Awwww look at my husband!!! :)

  • Blaque Mahogany

    There goes my BAY BEEEEEEE!. Hey, boo.

    I love this man. Not a fan of his taste in women, but he is so everything to me.

  • Anunnaki

    Speak on it Mr. Tall, Dark and Sexy

  • Rayne

    That's all right. No one in the ? should be homeless.

  • Soda

    What exactly do the Royals do to earn their keep over there?

  • the guest

    I LOVE Idris Elba. This is another reason to love him. More celebrities need to take on the cause of homelessness.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Not a damn thing with their " NON ROYAL" azzes. I'll let you do the slavery research but here is a jumpstart

    "Royal families don't come cheap: The Telegraph reports that it costs about £300 million (that's about $368 million USD at current conversion rates) to run the British monarchy each year. So how do Queen Elizabeth II and her brood acquire such a sum?

    Their funding actually comes from a few different sources, both public and private. Here's how it breaks down.

    Every year, the Queen gets a chunk of cash called the Sovereign Grant.

    It comes from the treasury and it's funded by taxpayers, according to the BBC.

    The basic agreement is that the Queen gets the grant in exchange for surrendering all profits from the Crown Estate — the Royal family's massive portfolio of properties — to the government. Every year, the Queen is given an amount of money equivalent to 15% of the Crown Estate's profits from two years ago.

    For example: In 2013, the Crown Estate generated a profit of £267.1 million (about $325.8 million). That means, in 2015, the Queen's Sovereign Grant was 15% of that total — that's £40.1 million (or $48.9 million)."
    The Sovereign Grant pays for the family's travel, palace upkeep and utilities, and royal employee payroll, according to official royal family financial reports. But the Telegraph notes that at the grant doesn't cover costs of security and royal ceremonies — that money comes from a few other places.

    The Queen's private income is called the Privy Purse.

    That money comes from the Duchy of Lancaster — a portfolio of land and other assets that's been in the royal family for hundreds of years. It includes 18,433 hectares of land and is made up of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties.

    From 2015 to 2016, it generated £17.8 million (about $21.7 million). According to the royal family website, this sum helps with costs not covered by the Sovereign Grant — namely, it's used to pay "expenses incurred by other members of the royal family."

  • Yoni7

    SO SEXY! That's BAE!!!!

  • Yoni7

    Don't get cut.

  • Yoni7

    Back off!

  • Yoni7

    *snatches your caps on 'love'* Now back off!

  • Yoni7

    Back down, heffa! He's taken. LOL

  • Yoni7

    Give your love to someone else. He's already loved by me. Now move around. LOL

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Salute him for this!! BIG UPS!

  • Ms.Caramel

    Folk never take you serious in public when you curse so much Idris. Bad form!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    if you're going to post Idis....post IDRIS!! LOL I love me a seasoned man chile. Gone Yoni :chase:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cab8a0e214ad0851759107824cb998dab075c87a068ced4642a7f69ade6de76b.png

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I need to go over the pond and find me a proper english speaking bloke...sistahs seem to have more to pick from over there....

  • Ms.Caramel

    Girl stop!.. You made me holla
    Lawd hammercy right here at work... chile!!!

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  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    *visuals of him walking in Takers in his undies* :kona:

  • Anunnaki

    The things Im thinking about doing to him right now, maybe uheard of, Actually its down right SINFUL. I ask the Devil, he was like...DAMMMMMMMMM you gonna do all that...mmmmm

  • Anunnaki

    chile stop before I...NVM oops

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The level of hypocrisy in this thread is laughable. Y'all come in here all high and mighty talking about heauxs sleeping with and lusting and after other people's man...yet you same heauxs are in here lusting after my man. But, it's cool, when its real. It's real... and you don't have to worry about delusional chicks.

  • Libra80sBaby

    "that’s f-ckery, that’s bullsh-t.”
    ---------------------------------------------
    and THIS one of the reasons he is BAE...

  • Anunnaki

    Lmaoo, you ever thought about a 6some

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Huhh. You too?

  • Justlooknout
  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Lmao

  • Libra80sBaby

    Fine as cat hair...you hear me!

  • Ms.Caramel

    ????

  • V Dubb

    I can't with yall today....all of yall can't be wifey so how is this going to work now? He is a noble one though. (Sitting back to watch the madness ensue).

  • goat

    The Orange Cheetos regime is falling apart, Bannon is off the National Security Council.

  • DroneRivers

    I applaud him for looking out for the young and homeless. That's a hard cycle to break from once you get into it.

  • Justlooknout

    Hey Love - iono who is who no more. don't recognize most folks.

  • goat

    Can we get a post about this?

  • Libra80sBaby

    Most ppl who curse a lot are very passionate ppl. Sometimes a situation is CAUSE for cursing. Damn all that niceness all the time.

  • V Dubb

    I just tried to tell em Blaque. You better get it in writing cause heffas can be vicious!!!!

  • V Dubb

    Say it!!!

  • DroneRivers

    This is the best I've seen him look in a while since K. Michelle tainted him. Back in The Wire days, I woulda given him the business, the corporation, the entire conglomerate.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl. Not a 6some.

  • DroneRivers

    You know if we do get one, it will be filled with so much spin it'll be useless.

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahahahaha bout how much stock?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What madness? He has ONE wife. The rest is fallacy and fairy tales, hon.

  • DroneRivers

    All of it! lol

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahaha I yelped!!!!! Tears!!!

  • V Dubb

    All of dem endz!!!

  • Soda

    Thank you for the info.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hey hun :) me either chile. I've been lurking lately. Came out to post my boo (and chase Yoni for eyeing him) and speak to Carrington. Now I'm back to the kona. Sandra phucked up the blog *weeps*

  • V Dubb

    And you have to fight Sheryl Underwood and Loni Love too....girl getcha man now

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Thanks Sandy for addressing how hard it is in the U.S. for out-of-work young people to receive government benefits. They put poor college students through the ringer just to get EBT.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Homelessness is a major issue around the globe.
    True Story:
    When I was interviewing for a MSW position on Skid Row, I was AMAZED at the sheer number of homeless. And there are a multitude of homeless shelters in the area.
    Of course, I asked, "Why?"I was told, point blank, that there are people who would rather STAY homeless then follow rules.
    Over the years, I have found this to be true but up until that point, I had not seen it in such a vast number.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Thank you for this run down

  • Ms.Caramel

    Not talking about being nice. One doesn't have to curse to get their point across unless they do not have the educated vocabulary to express themselves.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    no problem hun but that's just the surface. They stole a lot from Egypt including gold :coffee:

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yasssss

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I watched a few documentaries on the people in Britain on Benefits and lets just say some of those people are the reason they are probably cutting benefits in that age group. YouTube has a slew of shows Britain made about this situation.

  • Yoni7

    *in my Chuck D voice* Hold it now? Lissen Lindhogany. We're not going to do this on tuh-day.

  • SuperScooper1

    THIS!!!! Say it again and don't forget to mention the De Beers cartel's connection to the British Rothschilds. Oh, and Google the World Wildlife Foundations' work training pro-Apartheid militants!

  • Yoni7

    Keep my name outcho mouf! :chase:

  • Yoni7

    Cat hair is nasty. You're no good for him. LOL

  • Yoni7

    *Douses yo eyes with baby oil*

  • Yoni7

    He can do what he wants. LOL

  • Yoni7

    <---- curses at kids and old people :tea:

  • Yetunde

    I am a Londoner born and bred. I am in 2 minds about the cuts, on one hand I see a lot of people who take advantage of the system and bleed it for all it's worth. You have teenagers getting pregnant for the sole purpose of getting 'free' housing. The government will give them a flat and pay the rent for them. Then on the other hand, I see that there are very hard working people who claim the benefit to top up their income. Housing prices in some places are ridiculous, especially in London.

  • Yoni7

    Not yours......but mine.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    You hit the nail on the head in what I was referencing to. There were girls 16 and 17 trying to get pregnant so that they could move out their parents house (who were receiving Benefits for them also) just so they could get their own money and housing. The saddest thing I saw was an elderly retired gentlemen who was getting barely enough to pay rent but not enough for food. Worked his entire life but couldn't reap the Benefits because they did what they are now doing to the 18- 21 year olds.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hollering!!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    hmph....folks are not ready for the truth chile

  • Concerned

    Doesn't the government also pay for uni? If I was that age I'd stay in uni as long as possible until I can find that decent job.

  • Listen2Me

    Everything about him in Takers.
    I never looked at him twice--until I saw him in Takers. Now I can't get enough of him.

  • Concerned

    Whaaaaat?. Educate me. So what kind of rules are they against? In their mind how is their lives better now than what it could've been should they made another choice? You have to be really passionate about something to be homeless for it.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Some people think homeless people are lazy and would rather be homeless than "follow the rules"... and get a job.

  • MzKeriBabee

    LOL... ut oh... am I acting like Bernice :) LOL....

  • Concerned

    I did some further reading and it seems like those girls trying to get pregnant are still covered. Via BBC:

    There are some exceptions to the changes, including where there's a threat to mental or physical health by living with their parents.
    Younger people with children and those in work for six months before making a claim will also be exempt.

  • helpme2understand

    He,s my celebrity crush. I saw him in the mall one day my mom and I was out shopping. He sat next to me to talk and I was so nervous. I had to keep conversations to a minimum because I'm a married woman but I'm definitely not blind. Lord have mercy. He was down to earth.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yeah.
    You have to be out at a set time.
    You have to return at a set time.
    You can not do drugs or alcohol.
    They do not want to fill out paper work.
    No fighting, which includes really loud arguments.
    You MUST sign in and out each and every time you leave the facility.
    Compliance with mental health treatment.
    A requirement to open a savings account.
    Random searches.

    THIS IS A FEW REASON. NUMBER ONE, I WAS TOLD:
    They do not wish to follow the rules.

    I have had people tell me POINT BLACK, to my face that they rather keep tier social security check for the food they want to eat, than pay for housing.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    "You have to be really passionate about something to be homeless for it."

    Good observation. I had a client tell me sleeping on the side walk on Skid Row was the FREEST SHE EVER FELT I HER LIFE.

  • Yetunde

    Not anymore. Back when I was in uni, it was paid for and you were given a grant to live on. Now, you need to take out a loan. You can get help if you fit into certain criteria though.

  • goat

    You hit on the head...lol

  • more

    My brother lives in a shelter they gave him such a hard time because his previous residence had space for him and his baby mama to live. Problem was that the people at his previous residence did not want him to stay there and they informed the people at the shelter. That is fawked up part about it all. Mind you that is here in NYC if your previous residence has space. The shelter will deny you even if the people at the previous residence don't want you there

  • Serena Moore

    Mentally ill people feel free without four walls. Was she ill mentally?

  • Yoni7

    TI's new old thang?

  • VioletRose Butterfly

    Does the refugee crisis play apart in any of these benefits being cut? At some point you can no longer continue to over tax people to pay for those who choose to not work when they are able bodied. Those who are excessively rich or do not pay taxes will always be the first to cry how unfair it is. Perfect example is Bono.

  • Nikki

    Totally agree I work and get topped up by tax credits but my income is lower than some people I know who just claim benefits

  • PhillyFacts

    Next time slip the brother my number 215-987-4113 thanks in advance! ?

  • Wile E. Coli

    Sounds like the free lunch is over for a bit. Idris, you are welcome to get your friends in the industry to kick in whatever they can. Let's see if they're for or against fuckery.

    I still think you're one of the world's best actors though. But you had to sacrifice and work your ass off, right?

  • helpme2understand

    Lol. Tell me that not your real #?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!! Stand Back!!! I saw him first!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut??? Say it ain't so!!! (Off to read the good news...)

  • Quitedeliteful

    Listen... I want you to know so that you can spread the word... I am the Real Wifey!!!! I saw him first!!! These Huzzies need to fall back!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nice Chocolate Chest....

  • PhillyFacts

    Heck naw ?

  • V Dubb

    Nah now why do I have to mediate I'm just watchin I said...... they gone fight you though

  • Yetunde

    The crisis may well play a part in the cuts, but they will never admit that. The country is over burdened and there just isn't enough to go around. It's the people in the middle who suffer the most.

  • Yetunde

    Yeah, that is their way of 'beating' the system, to get pregnant.

  • Yetunde

    Tell me about it. My husband and I both work, but we haven't had a family holiday for years. I see benefit claimants taking trips all over the world at least once a year.

  • Yetunde

    People pull all sorts of scams to make sure that they fall into these areas. I know of people who have taken out police reports on their parents to get housing.

  • MzKeriBabee

    yes!!! lol

  • Nikki

    Can't imagine living in London helps either, bet thats well expensive

  • VioletRose Butterfly

    I already knew the answer, I was just curious what you felt and were willing to express. Many of the Migrants are low skilled and will never find gainful employment or assimilate to their new countries. Sadly many Industrial nations were encouraged to have less children and running a large welfare country is difficult when you do not have new tax cattle. The excuse in Germany to accept large sums of third world migrants was that there was not enough young to contribute to financial burden of caring for an aging population. It also will allow these politicians who live safely behind gated communities to continue to be voted into office by these migrants.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Are most homeless people 18-21..?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yetunde: The country is over burdened and there just isn't enough to go around

    That's what the 1% wants everyone to believe, but keep believing the lies if you must.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wile E. Coli: I still think you're one of the world's best actors though. But you had to sacrifice and work your ass off, right?

    Yes, unlike Trump who's had everything handed to him including the presidency of the United States.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!! Look... You have the ear of damn near everyone in here! I guess Ima have to brush up on my left hook!!!!

  • V Dubb

    No fighting no fighting thats enough chocolate to go around. I'm sure there is a flaw in there somewhere. You might get tied of his azz

  • Quitedeliteful

    Shoot!! Your are right about that! He had K-Michelle shedding tears over him....

  • V Dubb

    Chile all of those tears and follywang interviews. Lololololol is the peter?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Got me wondering....

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  • Anji

    I live in a major city where 40k is the low estimate fror homeless individuals and families. There is a large Skid Row district and the shelters have long lines and fill up each night. Working people need shelters as housing is sky high here. Most I've interviewed prefer outdoors weather permitting because there are violent rapes occurring regularly in shelters and problem with oversize vermin. I learned homeless doesn't mean not working. At least not here. The high number of mental illness includes people who don't like psychotropic meds that aren't helping them. It often takes years and several meds to find a solution and healthcare is poor and often not to be had at all.

  • Quitedeliteful

    ???

  • Wayup!

    Because she dropped all pretenses and inhibitions...She probably slept like an infant...Theiren lies the problem..The homeless are like infants if you don't feed them their hungry and if you don't wash them they stink...Adult preemies

  • nick c

    They turn it up big time on young people now not enough of them to pay taxes on all the benefits given to the elderly. Most of these homeless have serious mental health that should qualify for ssi at least but if your under 50 forget about it.

  • Jussjess25

    A large majority yes.. especially here im the states. Many are former foster children.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Some. Definitely some.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yes. Many that are homeless are MH.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Never heard of this.
    Unbelievable.

  • Serena Moore

    How sad.

  • sunni_daze

    There's nothing to be gained by helping the homeless, sadly. If the upper crust can't benefit the less fortunate will continue to suffer.

  • more

    Yes NYC is crazy

  • Ms.Caramel

    Oh my dear Jesus...

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Because she dropped all pretenses and inhibition

    I like this statement.