The BBC love their shade, it seems.
Some people aren’t happy with the first female Doctor Who. Since announcing that Jodie Whittaker will taking over from Peter Capaldi, a number of the shows more hardcore fans have contacted the British Broadcaster in an attempt air their displeasure. Now the BBC have fired back, with an incredibly sassy response that all but shuts down the haters
The comment comes via the official Doctor Who website, which states;
“Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series.
The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender.
As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.
We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story.”
The best line is the one about The Doctor being “an alien”, a stab at those who seem determined to link the iconic Doctor character to being human.
Personally, I’m great for a female Doctor, so long as there’s no hang ups about the next Doctor after her potentially being a male. I feel the role moving forward should be open for all actors and actresses to enjoy equally, not where one gender gets preference. Moreover, I just want fun, sexy adventures in space.
Are you glad to see the BBC throwing shade over haters? Are you excited?