Vogue UK Writer’s Sexist James Bond Joke Predictably Pisses People Off


james bond sexism spectre header imageTo promote his new cover story in Vogue UK, a writer who interviewed one of the actresses in the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre tweeted what he thought was a good joke satirizing the film series’ rampant sexism. However, his readers and competing media outlets disagreed — resulting in an all-too predictable (yet necessary) Twitter storm of righteous outrage.

It all started with Giles CorenVogue UK‘s restaurant critic, posted a tweet about his interview with French actress, Léa Seydoux. Coren wrote, “In the new Vogue I suck up to Bond girl Lea Seydoux by saying Bond is sexist, while quietly hoping she might shag me.”

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Coren quickly deleted the tweet, but not before Yahoo! UK got its hands on a screenshot and ridiculed the writer’s attempt at humor. Others quickly joined in on Twitter. Some enjoyed Coren’s original post, but most considered it a bad joke at best and an overly sexist comment at worst.

Despite the criticism, Coren relished the attention and responded to many of his supporters and detractors:

With Gawker having joined the fray in the United States, Coren’s attempt at 140-character-or-less satire will likely see a surge in interest in the Internet rage machine today. Yes, it was a bad joke, and yes, it was terribly sexist. Then again, all of this came from the same Vogue UK restaurant critic who published a book titled How to Eat Out.

[h/t Gawker]
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