The “007” series has long vilified the disabled? The character setting of “face disfigurement” was criticized as “outdated”.
The James Bond series of films have always had many essential and iconic elements, and the distinctive villain character is one of them.
In most episodes, the bad guys who appear on the scene often have congenital or acquired disabilities on their faces, such as scars, burns, etc.
Until the latest episode of “007: No Time to Die”, Safin played by Rami Malek, its appearance still inherited this tradition.
However, this long tradition is now considered by some to be out of date.
Jen Campbell, a writer who is committed to advocating the human rights of people with disabilities, tweeted a few days ago: “Whenever a new James Bond film is to be made, the producers are required to rethink the presentation of disfigurement. Every time, they They all say they don’t care. But the latest episode to be released this week is still no exception. This time, there are two other villains with disfigured faces. We are really blessed.”
Campbell then continued to post and added: “Talk to those who have just discovered this metaphor of’disfigurement and disability=evil’. This situation is not limited to Bond movies. Think about it, crime movies, horror movies, comics, children’s books. , This element is everywhere.”
The actor and host Adam Pearson, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, also believes: “When the only character in the movie with scars or disfigurement appears as a villain, this is actually continuing to use the old and outdated Metaphor. I don’t mean to prohibit bad guys from having scars or to persuade people not to go to the cinema. I mean, it’s time to make it clear that other types of characters can also have obvious visual differences.”
Michael G. Wilson, co-producer of the Bond film series, explained in an interview in 2012.
The disability or disfigurement of certain villains is the tradition of the original novel author Ian Fleming’s design of characters.
The “007” series has long vilified the disabled?
The disability characteristics of the villains are often closely related to the character creation behind them.
Wilson said that sometimes this tradition will be continued, but not every time, it will depend on the appropriateness of the human settings.