A still from the trailer of 'Dr Who' featuring actress Jodie Whittaker. Photograph: (Others)
The announcement was met with a mix of criticism and praise
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.