It’s official. Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the new Doctor, replacing Peter Capaldi in the lead role on BBC primetime show Doctor Who.
Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role, but all of the programme’s male fans have been unexpectedly gracious, welcoming the change and showing they have at least a base level of maturity.
Just kidding, a bunch of them have started whining on the internet, because that’s how these things always go.
You wouldn’t have a man playing a woman, so why should a woman play an alien
All doctors are male and all nurses are female, just like all dogs are boys and all cats are girls
Giving in to pressure, Dr who is a man like superman & spiderman.— Paul Will (@newwales) July 16, 2017
Shit, need to come up with a comparison quickly – what’s that girly show for girls?
It’s not even about gender, we promise. Look at how much this guy doesn’t care that the new lead is female
Dr who is always shit regardless of male/female— Ross Bell (@RossBell1984) July 16, 2017
Latest ghostbusters was rubbish as well, nothing to do with the women it was just bad.
Don’t worry, guys, this one knows he’s being sexist. It’s self-aware sexism, which is… good? Sorry, it’s very complicated
The most important thing is that Dean doesn’t care. He cares so little, in fact, that he wants you all to know how little he cares
Very clever, this, satirising the timelord by travelling back to the 1950s
This would be a terrible idea, mostly because Neeson has been phoning it in for years
Dr Who is a written character. Written as a man. Where did the need for gender swapping come from. What next, Liam Neeson as Wonderwoman x— sean cosgrove (@mymodlifecrisis) July 16, 2017
You know things are bad when people would actively prefer a show to cast Kris Marshall
was wanting Kris Marshall but I'll watch a few episodes and give Jodi a chance— Ben Herschell (@ben_herschell) July 17, 2017
Hold up, we’ve got an expert in alien medical science here
the Doctor was born a male and can only regen into another male form— liam ivor lane (@lane_ivor) July 16, 2017
like women time lord only regen into females.
this is more trans bull
Wait, Dr Who?
Excited to learn that the BBC isn’t part of the mainstream media
Ah, PC Relevance, not to be confused with Sgt Whiny Manbaby
No its not. This have nothing to do with the talent of the actress, it's changing a character in the name of PC relevance.— Christian (@monkeyofthefunk) July 16, 2017
Hadn’t realised Suggs had joined the force
We’re not sure where Default PC Grovelling fits in, though
This one’s creative at least
I loved Power Rangers as a kid and had a crush on Kimberly. I wouldn't want the pink ranger to be played by a bloke.— Aldy Permana (@littlesenior) July 17, 2017
I’ll take false equivalencies for $500, Alex
I'm annoyed at Dr Who becoming a female, after consecutively being a male Dr Who. It's like a table without leg's.😠I'm no longer a fan.— Ed (@Edward_1981) July 17, 2017
No idea what’s going on here
I am more worried about the writer than a female Dr. He can write for women. They come across hateful. The Dr is a Timelord not a Feminist.— William Ian Morris (@pikard1967) July 17, 2017
Don’t worry, though, we’ve found the best take on all of this. You can all go home now
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