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First female 'Doctor Who': Mixed reactions on social media

A still from the trailer of 'Dr Who' featuring actress Jodie Whittaker. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 17, 2017, 12.05 PM (IST)

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Sunday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who". The revelation of the 13th Time Lord sent social media into a frenzy. 

The announcement was met with a mix of criticism and praise. Some critical fans said Doctor Who has suddenly "bowed to political correctness", while some fans couldn't contain their excitement. 

Ahead, we take a look at some of the mix of reactions to the announcement that for the first time in more than 50 years of the show's history, a woman will play the role of the Doctor. 

This father who shared the most heartwarming video.

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This person who just didn't care.

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This clueless person.

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This not so subtle critic. 

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