I don't know if I should laugh or cry at this whole idea that creators needs special justifications for making characters that are female, gay or black, or else it's "pandering to the evil SJW demons".
It's just good old far right ideals at work. If you can marginalize people in real life, the entertainment they watch should reflect it as well. That's why there's this huge culture war in pop culture now. When movies like The Force Awakens and Black Panther became giant hits, alarms got set off, leading a certain group of people to think they were being replaced and put themselves in panic mode. In actuality, entertainment has been diverse in some form for years. I mean, even a show like Star Trek was made with diversity and social justice in mind.
You just have more people feeling comfortable with pushing back toward this form of segregation, which is too bad. It's particular nasty in geek circles who really have no tolerance for encountering people who don't reflect themselves. It's becoming this angry wave of people who can no longer enjoy anything due to seeing everything as tainted and it's only going to get worse. With social media, the mobs that have grown out of the movements to remarginalize people have destroyed a lot of good will between people. But I guess that's the point.
If you can get enough people being angry at people on television for not looking a certain way or having different lifestyle, then they hope that idea will reflect in the real world as well.