Here's Why Piers Morgan Doesn't Want James Bond To Be Gay
Huffington Post - over 2 years
In Piers Morgan's mind, there's no way James Bond could ever be convincingly played as a gay character. In a column for the Daily Mail, the outspoken media personality argued that the current debate over whether or not the womanizing 007 could be re-cast as, well, a man's man was politically correct "nonsense." "If James Bond’s gay, then the whole tone of the franchise has to go gay too," he wrote. "His lovers would be gay men, Bond Girls would become Bond Boys." Although "nothing" would be wrong with swapping the gender of Bond's love interests, "I wouldn’t want to watch that, and nor I suspect would the vast majority of Bond movie fans," Morgan wrote. "So the film would tank, and the franchise would die." He pointed to the career of 1980s pop star George Michael, who saw his album sales dip after he came out as a gay man in 1998. (Never mind, of course, that Michael had been arrested for engaging in a lewd act in a Los Angeles park restroom shortly beforehand.) "...
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