Daniel Craig has lost his mind

November 7th, 2008 // 155 Comments

Daniel Craig, an outspoken Barack Obama supporter despite not being a U.S. citizen, thinks it might be time for a black James Bond. According to The Scoop:

Craig, the first blond Bond, told the British press, “After Barack Obama’s victory, I think we might have reached the moment for a coloured 007.

“I think the role could easily be played by a black actor, because the character created by Ian Fleming in the ’50s has undergone a great deal of evolution and continues to be updated,” he said. “I’ve always been a fan of Obama. The political ideas that have emerged from his speeches seem to me to be genuine.”

Look, I’m as open minded as the next guy, but what the hell is Daniel Craig talking about? James Bond isn’t black. It’s about as simple as that. You can’t just go around replacing characters to be progressive. It’d be like having Shaft played by an overweight Mexican woman. What’s that? Making a movie about He-Man? Well let’s go ahead and cast an Asian guy. Or better yet, how about this watermelon?

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  1. Dakota

    I don’t see a problem with James Bond being black, the character doesn’t seem to be written with a particular race in mind to me. But to cast a black actor just in an attempt to be progressive, & ‘break through barriers’, that’s just retarded to me. It’s not like the film industry doesn’t have stars of ethnic origins. And every character can’t be played by a black person, just ’cause.

    And to address one other comment, if by ‘Will Smith could pull off James Bond’, you mean Will Smith would totally screw up the role, I agree.

  2. Frank

    A rare moment of sense from superficial’s writer. Well done.

  3. michaeldenmark

    #6
    fuck you with something hard and acidic

  4. Kahlee

    Despite not being a US citizen? Do you honestly think your President doesn’t affect our country? Why do so many Americans believe that America is in some kind of bubble that is sealed off from the rest of the world?

  5. Kahlee

    Also a black James Bond is a ridiculous idea. Hes ment to be half swiss half British. I’m sorry but you can’t just suddenly make him black.

  6. Tzel

    @34: George Lazenby was the worst Bond of all the men to play him and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is one of the worst Bond films ever made – I can only think of Never Say Never Again as being worse.

    Learn2nothavecrappytasteinJamesBondActors

  7. The only taste Douchie has is the dried semen on the back of his throat.

  8. Scooter Libby

    Er, this is what is called in the UK “havin a larf” and you all fell fer it

  9. Kahlee

    One last thing; while I don’t want to seem racially insensitive, this post reminds me of my four favorite ‘off-coloured” jokes –

    Q: What do you call a black man on a bicycle?
    A: Thief!

    Q: Two black men are driving a car. one is tall, the other is short. Who’s driving?
    A: The police

    Q: How do you keep a black man out of your back yard?
    A: Hang one out front

    And my last favorite black joke:

    President Obama!

  10. Grinspoon

    I’d love to see if this was in response to a questions about it or what context.
    Craig has said in the past he thinks they should do a gay bond scene and you don’t know if he’s serious or not. Luckily he doesn’t right the films.

    It’s a character with a history well displayed in books and referenced in the films. There is no real smudging of, well he could have been black. The character just frankly isn’t and so why deviate from that backstory. Sure the films are set in the present and there’s inconsistencies, but it’s important to keep the characters story and background solid. Scottish Father, Swiss Mother and the ancestory with the family motto “the world is not enough” as established in On her Majesties Secret Service.

    Why not just make a new 00 agent that’s black if you want to do a bond film with a black lead.
    There is no need for bond to be black, and it completely would mean a chance in the backstory.

  11. WTF

    Daniel Craig has now entered the retard zone. When he said “I’ve always been a fan of Obama” , does he really mean “always”, as in… “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and Obama.”
    Please! I am happy that a black person has been elected. hopefully this will help put an end to racism. but other than being elected (and the symbology of that is huge) he really hasn’t done that much. And much of what he says scares the hell out of me. That bit about the Civilian National Security Force… WOW!
    but there is a great name he could use for it… the Gestapo! Don’t believe me? check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEnNYN8sKbQ
    yes, they do have a little fun with it, but they are Obama’s words.
    Anyway, daniel craig may be a good Bond, but he is batshit crazy.

    When Obama was a young boy in school, there was Daniel Craig
    The political ideas that have emerged from his speeches seem to me to be genuine.”

  12. WTF

    Daniel Craig has now entered the retard zone. When he said “I’ve always been a fan of Obama” , does he really mean “always”, as in… “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and Obama.”
    Please! I am happy that a black person has been elected. hopefully this will help put an end to racism. but other than being elected (and the symbology of that is huge) he really hasn’t done that much. And much of what he says scares the hell out of me. That bit about the Civilian National Security Force… WOW!
    but there is a great name he could use for it… the Gestapo! Don’t believe me? check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEnNYN8sKbQ
    yes, they do have a little fun with it, but they are Obama’s words.
    Anyway, daniel craig may be a good Bond, but he is batshit crazy.

    [I need a proofreader!]

  13. wow

    i cant believe how racist everyone is here. I’ve seen tons of racism towards black people and even one about jewish people. It’s pathetic and makes me think I’m living in a society 100 years in the past.

  14. Changa Amour

    A fat James Bond. Jack Black IS James Bond. oooh oooh ooohh and he would be ‘black’ too! get it? Jack Black? Yay I’m a genius.

  15. aikenhead

    *Someones* never seen the movie ‘Undercover Brother’..

  16. hedgehog

    @41 I think a fat gay black transgendered jewish woman midget with attitude would be hilarious as bond.

    And after the movie tanks, they can re-cast Bond as he SHOULD be.

  17. Sarah

    So… what about Wild, Wild West? Jim West was white.

  18. That look contains FAGGOT-PUPILS, bet?

  19. mamadough

    gay bond? jesus easter bunny christ. sean connery needs to beat the ever living shit out of this panty-waist. a black bond? that’s like having a black jesus or a black santa claus. there is no magic there.

  20. mcbain

    Did you have to say watermelon?

  21. RaraAvis

    Hate to break the news, Michael, but the real James Bond – that is, the James Bond in the Ian Fleming books – wasn’t even particularly good looking. He was described as an exceptionally ordinary-looking man, the kind of person you wouldn’t notice in a public place. That excludes every actor who has played Bond to date; especially Daniel Craig. Yum.

  22. Damian

    Daniel Craig isn’t the first Bond to say this. Pierce Brosnan said the same thing. I’ve always thought of “James Bond” being a code name for whatever agent has been made 007, seeing as the character has lived at his peak through so many generations…it only makes sense.

  23. Somebody

    Black007: “Licensed to WHoooP Yo ASS!” (Trademark Patent Pending)

    Bond girl w/BOOTY:”Ohhhhhh James…is that your 12″ PPK?”

  24. Mir

    I’m a bit surprised by your reaction. The only real requirements for 007 are to be male and english. Skin color has nothing to do with it.

  25. jacquesquenouilles

    i agree, the offensiveness in this post didnt come with the funny. you should have underlined what a black 007 would do? undercover in africa? who will be the most noticeable in a crowd of rolls royce driving bourgeois?

    on the other hand, a chinese 007 would be more believable since 007 is the combination of smart, atlhetic and like to take risk. (well who you are known gamblers, who won the most olympic gold medals and i don’t even need to convince you that chinese are smart). undercovering in the next first superpower country

  26. M

    Well, Bond _does_ kill a lot of people. Think about it…

  27. bon

    Why not have an asian man as he-man, you cocksucker!

  28. Rob

    Now that’s retarded. You don’t have a black bond, you create a new character for a super slick, cheesy, spy character and make him black. Not take something that is basically carved in stone as is and change it.

    Reminds me of Maddox’s site about Tom Cruise being the Last Samurai. He jested that we should have Julia Roberts cast as the Last Inuit.

    Next thing you know they’re gonna want a black Jesus… Oh wait….

    Jesus was a zombie. He was like pale green and shit.

  29. cornelius

    Halle Berry played Catwoman. Btw, her biological mom is white.

  30. passer-by

    I have always kinda respected the superficial writer for his somewhat crazy but funny liberal comments. This post kinda changed everything.

    Just as I thought that America is so different and revolutionary from rest of the world. This sort thing and the comments here dampened this image.

  31. Spam Artist

    Ru Paul in a wheelchair should be the next james bond, and should be used to digitally replace all previous bonds as the one true bond.

    He/she/it could have cool gadgets in the wheelchair, like a spring loaded stair lift and an automatic nappy changing device.

    Four more years! Of destruction and insanity!

  32. Yes Yes……. Will Smith for next 007

  33. Silsmojo

    Hey jacquesquenouilles, a Chinese Bond WOULDN’T be believable because Bond would have to be of DRIVING AGE…and who would believe a 13yr old Bond??

  34. Anon

    #10
    “saying “coloured” instead of “colored” doesn’t make it right! ”
    Who said it did?

    Deliberately taking a word that was spelled correctly then spelling it incorrectly and trying to imply that the person who said it originally was only using correct grammar so everyone would agree with his point is as retarded as you.

  35. James

    They should use an eskimo to play Michael Jordan when they make a movie about his life.

  36. catsy2

    Actually, this is a pretty racist article. The color of someone’s skin makes no difference. Got it? Kudos to Craig.

  37. fritz

    The colour of someone’s skin makes no difference?

    What a dumb comment. Black is black and white is white – two completely different things. Of course it makes a difference. White people and black people are not the same.

  38. charlemagne

    James Bond is white. The day they are filming a Bond film with a black Bond we are all doomed as this racial hypocrisy has then gone way too far. There are things quintessentially white and there are things quintessentially black. It’s quite simple.

  39. Blaggers

    @43: Wow, you’d have sounded pretty stupid using the term ‘African American’ to describe black people in America, but you used it to describe black people living in BRITAIN. You’ve transcended the human concept of stupidity and crossed over into a completely different realm. Congratulations.

    @84: The word is spelled ‘coloured’ in Britain. Daniel Craig is British, and was talking to the British press. The word wasn’t spelled incorrectly.

  40. miakle

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  41. MIA VORE

    Saying ‘coloured’ isn’t PC.

  42. Changa Amour

    Have to agree with 75.

    Bruce Lee would have kicked James Bonds’ ass, his gadgets’ ass, and fucked Miss MoneyPenny.

  43. HoodFellaz

    A black bond? No fucking way.

    First of all theres not too many great african american actors around (im not being racist im just stating the facts) and those who are great, Denzel, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Forest Whitaker simply cannot pull this off.

    So forget about that stupid ass idea.

    People made a big deal because Daniel Craig was blond, what do you think would happen if he was dark as Wesley Snipes.

  44. Bill Clinton

    Regardless,

    Craig is THE WORST BOND EVER!

  45. Mbuahahahahha….

    This is the funnies idea about James Bond!

    People should know when to divide politic to an entertainment….. *sigh*

  46. Joe Mahma

    DUMB idea.

    What’s the point?

  47. Rob

    “Colored” “Coloured”

    Same fucking thing.

    Any fucking retard who gets all bent out of shape with the term “colored” being used should hang themselves in the noose of their hypocrisy.

    NAACP = National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    Epic fail…

    And you retards getting bent outta of shape claiming that it’s racist to say bond should stay white are fucking stupid. There are things that are synonymous with being white and black alike. Stop bitching and crying for “special” (racist) treatment cuz then you’re just riding the short bus.

  48. James B

    i always thought bond was a code name, therefore anyone could play him

  49. Daniel Craig's Vagina

    Daniel Craig is a LOUSY bond. The fucker hates guns, can’t drive the bond car because he’s never used a stick, and says shit like this that makes him look like a liberal weenie.

    Fuck all celebrities who think they matter.

  50. Why not? Halle played cat woman didn’t she despite the fact that it didn’t go over too well. That was due to her age anyway. On another note Im so glad to know that Daniel Craig isn’t a racist, because DAMN!!! baby got eyes on him. He can knock me out with those eyes any day. Yes this black woman.

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