Tory MP backtracks after saying women playing ‘male’ characters drives men to commit crime

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Nick Fletcher has said that his “fine point” was “misunderstood”.

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A Tory lawmaker has claimed that there is a connection between young men turning to crime against women who have traditionally played male roles in TV and film.

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Don Valley Conservative MP Nick Fletcher raised the topic at the Westminster Hall debate on International Men’s Day, where he said masculinity needs to be “celebrated” rather than “constantly denigrated”.

Referring to the female-led reboot and the recasting of earlier male roles, Fletcher said: “Everywhere, at least in the cultural sphere, there seems to be a call from a small very vocal minority that every male character or good Role models should have a female replacement.


He said, ‘Just need to look at who will play the next James Bond. And it’s not just James Bond we’ve seen in recent years doctor who, Ghost Busters, Luke Skywalker, equalizer All were replaced by women – and the men were left with Cray and Tommy Shelby.

“Is it any wonder we see so many young men committing crimes?”

After being criticized, Fletcher issued a statement claiming that his point of view was “misunderstood” despite being on the video.

“As is often the case, my nuance about being increasingly less positive male role models for young boys was misunderstood almost immediately,” Fletcher wrote. “My point was, in fact, a direct one and in no way linked Dr. Who to a crime being committed by men.”

He continued: “Indeed, I was making a statement that boys and youth also need positive role models within the media, just as women do.


“Boys need positive male role models, and that’s a point I will continue to reiterate and never apologize for.”

in the modern TV reboot of equalizerQueen Latifah followed Denzel Washington in the 2014 film and Edward Woodward in the 1980s series.

Labor leader Keir Starmer previously called on James Bond to be played by a woman in September, after Daniel Craig’s last bow as the character. no time to die,

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Starmer said: “I don’t have a favorite Bond, but I think it’s time for a female Bond.”

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