These Reactions To The First Female Doctor Of 'Doctor Who' Are Brilliant
The new Doctor has finally been cast as a woman... and people are losing their sh*t.
The 13th Doctor of Doctor Who was announced yesterday afternoon and it turns out that, for the very first time, the role will be played BY A WOMAN – by Broadchurch’s Jodie Whittaker.
This announcement video was number one trending on YouTube and people just couldn’t handle the news. Many took to Twitter to praise Jodie as an actress and voice their approval for a female Doctor:
Actress Billie Piper who used to play Rose, a former companion of the Doctor, has been vocal in the past about the fact that there should be a female Doctor, and after the news came out she just Tweeted:
However, there were also negative reactions from some Doctor Who fans who were shocked and appalled at the idea that the Doctor, who has a long history of being male, could possibly be a woman. But these reactions were met with a lot of scathing and sarcastic Twitter statuses:
It all made for some very entertaining reading.
When asked what it felt like to be cast as the first female Doctor, Jodie said, “It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.”
She also asked Doctor Who fans “not to be scared by [my] gender”, commenting that the programme represents everything that’s exciting about change. “The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one,” she reasoned.
Even if you don’t watch or have never watched Doctor Who, we think it’s great that young girls can now watch the show and relate to such an intelligent, bold and charismatic role model.
This little girl, for example, whose reaction is getting a LOT of shares:
First Wonder Woman, now a female Doctor… yes, yes, YES.
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