English actor and director Dominic West has recently found himself on the receiving end of a barrage of online criticism after he suggested that legendary fictional superspy character James Bond should be played by a transgender actor in the next instalment of the saga.
"She’s a beautiful blonde girl who could be Bond. That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army," he claimed.
However, it appears that not everyone on Twitter shared his vision.
Sean Bean steps out as Jane Bond in the latest Bond offering, Meat and two veg. pic.twitter.com/etO6dIO9Qd— Liam McCarthy (@LiamRedgrave) 23 декабря 2018 г.
They need to stop. The next James Bond needs to be a POC, disabled, Democrat. Blah Blah Blah. Just stop. pic.twitter.com/R8IYY3ETgE— AnaBanana (@CinderBelle615) 24 декабря 2018 г.
A number of people also argued that James Bond should be cast just as he was portrayed in the original books by Ian Fleming.
James Bond is a heterosexual man as per Ian Flamings books. If Dominic West wants a transgender secret agent then write a script for them, but just leave 007 alone. The worlds gone mad!!!!— louiseratley (@Pileontheprobs) 23 декабря 2018 г.
How about we leave James Bond the way it is. pic.twitter.com/C91XpKL6eM— cckbyv 💄 (@simone_easter) 23 декабря 2018 г.
FFS! If you want a Transgender spy then write one. Don’t piggyback on another franchise.— Rob G (blue tick pending) (@shearersbuddy) 23 декабря 2018 г.