I think the sarcasm detector just exploded.
I don't care enough about Bond to be really invested in this debate but from a purely practical viewpoint, I don't think the Bond franchise would be changed if the producers didn't have reason to believe that the series needs rejuvenation to stay relevant. At the end of the day, it's all about making money for them, and I can't accept that they would make changes simply to pander to liberal ideals if they didn't think it would boost audience attendance.
The best parallel I can draw is the recent casting of a female actor in the role of Doctor Who. The internet practically exploded in outrage at the news (and still is, in some corners) and the amount of fans crying that it was the death of the series was not unlike what I'm reading about Bond on these boards. Exactly the same arguments in fact. But what happened there? The series gained renewed interest, the ratings went up, and in the end it probably saved the series from cancellation. The producers got exactly what they wanted, and no matter how much long term fans moaned and threatened boycott and trashed every episode online, the show survived. I bet Bond will too.
They're all going through a full-on psychological meltdown. You can't expect anything they say to be rational or have any bearing on reality
Of course the series isn't actually over
Naw not having a meltdown at all, just enjoying poking fun at SJW logic
Dr Who: S11 had a lot more viewers, especially episodes 1&3. But the average imdb rating for S10 is 2*s higher.
Basically the BBC promoted Jolly Jody as Dr Woke. Young viewers came on board, they could not relate to 60 year-old white guys like the original doctors.
Nah man, David Tennant was no 60 year old white guy, and Matt Smith was practically still in diapers when he played the Doctor a few years ago. Plus the companion has always been there to draw in the younger crowd.
But yes, we agree that casting Jodie was a calculated move to increase the ratings. And it worked, despite the amount of people who bother to jump on the internet and give a bad wrap on imdb.