📚 James Bond novels have been rewritten to remove a number of racial references from Ian Fleming’s work, The Telegraph can reveal.⁠

A review by sensitivity readers was commissioned ahead of their reissue to mark 70 years since Casino Royale.⁠

The changes to Fleming’s books result in some depictions of black people being reworked or removed.⁠

❌ Dated references to other ethnicities remain, such as Bond’s racial terms for east Asian people and the spy’s disparaging views of Oddjob, Goldfinger’s Korean henchman.⁠

References to the “sweet tang of rape”, “blithering women” failing to do a “man’s work”, and homosexuality being a “stubborn disability” also remain.⁠

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  1. equipsblog dice:

    Interesting to hear that Bond is becoming politically correct
    Love your meme.

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    1. Imagine that! 🤔

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  2. Ya ves qué memez: Reescribir novelas que han sido archileídas en su versión anterior y hasta llevadas al cine… Como sigan en semejante plan, cada vez que queramos comprar una novela anterior al año 2000 habrá que mirar el año de edición para saber si es la original del autor o autora o la retocada por la chorrez censora. Ay que joderse…


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    1. Si, hay que joderse.

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      1. Ains… que me he «zampao» la H… Sorry.

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      2. Jejeje… no pasa nada…

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  3. In Italy we say: the mother of idiots is always pregnant 😇

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    1. How true! Thank you Luisa 🌺

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  4. Easymalc dice:

    The world’s gone bonkers Francesc

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    1. Couldn’t agree with you more Malc, now for a pint…

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        You’re ahead of me today Francesc 🙂

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      2. Happy Friday mate!

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      3. Easymalc dice:

        You too Francesc 🍻

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  5. ~just a thought dice:

    Interesting….appreciate your posting these details

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    1. It is interesting and scary that they would dare alter history or a book. Thank you!

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  6. janetsm dice:

    The world has gone insane, Francis. How dare anyone remove words written and published by another person! My local history book coming out later this month could be banned (if censors like you’re referring to get their way) because I quoted a newspaper headline from the 1960s that used the word «colored.» I included it to make a point. I wouldn’t use that word today, but the headline writer at that newspaper in the 1960s was using an acceptable word at that time. Right or wrong, it was the vernacular of the time period and to remove it would be a disservice to history and an effort to erase the history that black people lived through. Erasing the fact that there was slavery in the United States until the mid-1860s would be tantamount to taking the Holocaust out of the history books. If we forget history — or worse yet, are never taught history — we are doomed to repeat it. The conservative right wing in the US today don’t want white children to be taught anything «that might make them feel bad.» Yeah, let’s just tell them the world is a happy place and nothing bad or sad every happens! Sheltering people from history leads to the destruction of society.

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    1. You’ve said it perfectly and completely Janet and I fully suscribe to every word and sentence you have written. The present does not have the right to control the past. That is what the communists did and it was and will always be wrong. Thank you so much! All the best.

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  7. Cassa Bassa dice:

    History is there as a reminder, a lesson, an example, men do NOT have the authority to alter history and historical facts.

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    1. Absolutely they do not! That is manipulating and creating propaganda. Let history be and let it show how we have changed, become better humans. Thank you so much Cassa.

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