Piers Morgan has full-scale meltdown at the prospect of James Bond being a woman

Piers Morgan has full-scale meltdown at the prospect of James Bond being a woman

Piers Morgan had a full-scale meltdown on Good Morning Britain about the prospect of a woman playing James Bond after former 007 star Pierce Brosnan endorsed the idea.

The television personality said the prospect of a female Bond was "pathetic, virtue signalling nonsense", and claimed, "the campaign to save James Bond starts right here".

He added:

He was the last one standing. He was the last sort of, slightly caveman guy, who would throw a woman over his shoulder, ravish her ‘til dawn. 

And we can’t have any of that, women don’t want sex with men anymore...they are not changing James Bond to a damn woman on my watch.

People don't have much sympathy for Morgan, as they are more than happy to see him get wound up about the gender of a fictional character.

But this is not the first time Morgan has insisted that the character of James Bond is a man. In fact, the broadcaster once asked if he was a 'real man'.

Yes, really.

His comment came after people took issue with his tweet imploring men to "get a grip" and "man-up".

Of course, people went to town after Morgan's baffling response.

Morgan's comments about James Bond today came after former 007 actor Brosnan said it is time to pass the iconic role to a woman amid rumours that Lashana Lynch could take over.

He told the Hollywood Reporter:

I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.

He added that the franchise would have to change with the times to reflect the #MeToo movement:

The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society, so they'll have to address that.

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