To the person who put in the picture of Flava Flav to show why Sherlock couldn’t be black,
This is David Oyelowo. He is an amazing actor. He would make an amazing Sherlock if anyone ever gave non-white actors the chance to play classic characters like this.
And believe it or not, I can come up with at least ten more black actors who could play Sherlock well enough to make you love him as much as you love RDJ or Benedict Cumberbatch. I can come up with Indian actors, Chinese actors, Japanese actors, as many POC actors, male and female, who could play Sherlock and Watson because changing the gender and/or race of one of the characters does not “degrade the brand” (and fuck you for that, Steven Moffat).
It is merely another way to interpret the characters, like making them mice or Muppets or basing it in a contemporary setting. If Sherlock Holmes can battle vampires in novels and help out Batman at 108 years old in comics (the two most goddamn ridiculous things I’ve ever heard) without degrading the brand, then I think making Watson a woman isn’t going to do any damage.
Or are you seriously telling me that women and people of color just cannot be as brilliant and competent as white people? Because that’s what all this hue and cry is saying to me, that you honestly think that only white people can be smart and observant detectives and/or loyal, efficient doctors. Think very carefully about what your “Watson can’t be a woman!” message is saying because this is what I’m hearing every time I read your posts.
In the meantime, kindly sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and stop acting like you were raised by goddamn feral wolves. When the media is reporting how angry you are over Lucy Liu being cast as Watson, you have officially become embarrassing and need to go sit in a corner and think about what you’ve done.
Now where in the hell is my black James Bond? Get on that, world.