First female 'Doctor Who': Mixed reactions on social media
A still from the trailer of 'Dr Who' featuring actress Jodie Whittaker. Photograph: (Others)
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.
This person who just didn't care.
It's sunny, I've got a day off tomorrow, and Doctor Who is a woman. What a time to be alive.— mantis toboggan (@evilqueenlife) July 17, 2017
This clueless person.
Whos this Doctor Who i see ppl arguing online? Female no female? Is DW male or female?— Miss Azlin (@toSTARRYwithLOV) July 17, 2017
This not so subtle critic.
Shame on you! Murdered a part of our culture for femnazi political correctness ideology! Hope you get fired after one episode.. #NotMyDoctor— Dr Arik Soong (@SomeXT) July 16, 2017