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Twitter reacts to first female Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker has been named the first female Doctor in popular British series Doctor Who, and people have opinions about it.

From “this alien can’t possibly morph into anything but a white man” to “women will ruin everything you love,” these opinions highlight the greater need for everyone to step away from their screens and go for a walk in the crisp winter air.

Many (male) fans were upset that the new series wouldn’t represent them, despite having 36 seasons they can return to should they feel the need.

“Ideoology and political propaganda in Doctor Who?” one Twitter user asked of an art form that can never be separate from “ideology”.

But for every outraged man there was another Twitter user making fun of him.

Some even took a dig at showrunner Stephen Moffat.

And, of course, there were many more excited women.

Previous Doctor Who actors also weighed in on the development.

Non-Doctor Who alums also chimed in, including John Boyega who acted alongside Whittaker in Attack the Block.

Whittaker will take on the role for the Christmas Special this year.

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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