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'Doctor Who' Boss Responds to Female Doctor Backlash

'Doctor Who' Boss Responds to Female Doctor Backlash

Peter Capaldi appears on stage with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat at the BBC America panel during 2017 Comic-Con on Sunday afternoon (July 23) in San Diego, Calif.

The guys were joined at the panel by Peter‘s co-stars Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas.

Steven responded to the backlash surrounding the casting of a woman, actress Jodie Whittaker, to be the next doctor.

“So many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t,” he said (via Variety). “[Fans] are more excited by the fact that there’s going to be a brilliant actress playing the part than the fact that she’s a woman. It’s been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that’s what really happened. I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.”

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  • Lawrence Rainbow

    They are screwing with the reality of this show, its no wonder its losing fans. The Doctor was born a man!, why would they change that just to satisfy all the progressive trite that seem to be popping up ever where in TV/Movies these days?. I’m not a woman hater either, this rant has nothing to do with gender. I’m talking about keeping some semblance of the great show that use to be Doctor Who. IMO there weren’t nearly enough female villains in the old show and those that were did amazing jobs. Kate O’Mara’s portrayal of Rani was a prime example lol.

  • Ash

    They did this bs in the name of political correctness with Ghostbusters and it flopped big time. Let’s wait and see how this is going to turn out. I think most of us with common sense can already predict the outcome of this nonsense.

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  • Lawrence Rainbow

    I couldn’t agree more, they really dropped a turd bomb with Ghostbusters lol. These people don’t have balls to do something God forbid “original” so we keep getting these lame remakes.

  • Phil the Donahue

    True dat. I don’t know why it can’t be guys and gals together on a team, be cooler. EVeryone has their talent.
    Could care less if dr who is a woman tho. It’s just someone delivering lines and I get to see breasts. Win.

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    True enough lol.

  • alanlesley

    think i will just have to skip this doctor, since i cant see myself in a lady’s shoe.