‘We had auditions from all the big names in the industry – Jason Statham, Jamie Dornan, Chris Hemsworth, just to name a few,’ said a source from Eon Productions. ‘Then someone in our office made a joke that Whoopi Goldberg would walk through the door next and we all burst out laughing.’
But some people weren’t laughing. Social media users got news of this supposed ‘joke’ and took to Twitter to declare their outage.
‘She wasn’t the best actor. In fact, she was awful. She couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag. But the PC brigade were out in full force by this point, and the fact that James Bond, the literary creation, was a middle aged English white man didn’t matter to these clowns. What next? Ray Charles? The dog that won Britain’s Got Talent? It’s getting out of hand if you ask me.’
But Eon Productions have come under scrutiny yet again for their comments.