Nine times out of ten, if I went to the same places and said ”Man, I think Jordon Peele (or Katherine Bigalow, or Patty Jenkins) should direct a SW movie” the reaction would be UGH— WHY DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE POLITICAL WE JUST NEED THE RIGHT DIRECTOR FOR THE RIGHT JOB!
You did suggest Peele as a Star Wars director, and no one said anything like that.
Anyway, I think there's a substantial difference between "this person might make a good Star Wars movie" and complaining that each one doesn't fall into a certain category. There may have been some grumblings, but I doubt it would have been controversial if Patty Jenkins had been enticed over to direct Episode IX last fall on the back of pulling off the miracle of a successful DC movie. Would have been seen as an upgrade from Treverrow at least.
Same thing with Kathryn Bigelow. Though last I checked, her liberal Hollywood cred got shredded because she was supposedly pro-torture. Hence why the first woman Best Director didn't become a hot commodity like Jenkins has.
Myself, I'd kinda like to see what Robert Rodriguez would do with a Star Wars film, but that might just be me. I don't know if it would have been a disaster or awesome, but him directing the Solo movie would have immediately made it a more interesting prospect. Though, oddly enough, Mexican directors have been somewhat immune to this whole issue. They've sorta just been organically accepted by Hollywood and audiences in the past 20 years or so with big box office and awards in a slew of genres with little fanfare either way (just the way I like). If Rodriguez, or especially Del Torro or Cuaron were attached to Star Wars, it might well come across as a non-story.
Also, I've gotta mention since it seems to have been forgotten that Star Wars does have a woman with a writing credit. Even if much of her first draft was discarded and it was a bit of an honorary credit, Leigh Brackett did happen. Plus Gloria Katz, Carrie Fisher, and Marcia Lucas all made some unknown, uncredited level of contributions to the writing duties each.