Pictures of Idris Elba filming his upcoming movie, A Hundred Streets, in London on Tuesday started a heated debate this week. People weren't so interested in the actor's handsome looks or fit frame draped by a svelte suit, but rather the situation in his pants . As the pictures show, something very long was clearly beneath the right side of his trousers. Just what was it exactly: a random object or a burgeoning bulge? According to 52% of readers who took the hilarious POPSUGAR Love & Sex poll , it definitely seemed like the real deal. As speculation continued on Saturday, the actor set the record straight on Twitter: "The good news is i got a shit load of followers. The bad news is, that is a mic wire. #egowentintospaceshipmodethough," he wrote.
The good news is i got a shit load of followers. The bad news is, that is a mic wire. #egowentintospaceshipmodethough 
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 9, 2014 
The tweet immediately caught the attention of countless fans, who felt the need to reply and express their disappointment. See the best responses on Twitter below, and if you need a new distraction from the deceiving snaps, check out soccer star Mario Götze's bulge  — there's no way that thing's a mic wire.
@idriselba  YOUVE RUINED MY DAY
— Cybbo (@CybillLiberty) August 9, 2014 
@idriselba  mic wire or not... daaaaaamn boo!
— ★Le Vamp Queen♚ (@Dame_Kelz) August 9, 2014 
@idriselba  well, a girl can dream, can't she?!
— Susan Kap... (@zeecha) August 9, 2014 
u aint gots ta lie bae… @idriselba 
— Asia. (@Asia_Persuasia) August 9, 2014 
@idriselba  I did not know mic wires went through the pants region! Learn something new every day.
— area (@Sedna_51) August 9, 2014 
We can still make out, though. @idriselba 
— Ashley Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 9, 2014 
@idriselba  aww damn
— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) August 9, 2014 
Perhaps further, more accurate photo evidence is needed here. @idriselba 
— Taliza (@Miss_Talie) August 9, 2014