SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS TO FEMALE DR WHO
Social media went into an overdrive, while reacting to the news of British actor Jodie Whittaker (right) becoming the first female actor to be the character, Time Lord of the British TV series Doctor Who. In the 54 years to the show, the role has never been played by a female actor.
Following the news break, Twitter and Facebook was filled with mix reactions with many welcoming BBC’s decision. “No longer will little girls be confined to the role of the companion in games on the playground. The future is female #doctor13,” wrote an user, while another one wrote, “To all those complaining so called “Whovains”, may I remind you that it was a WOMAN, who first pushed for the shows creation.”
Some users, however weren’t pleased with the decision and felt that the network only cast a female lead, which is now an increasing trend. “Have they seriously pulled a woman to be the doctor?!? I’m all for equality, but the doctor has always been a man,” wrote one user. “How can one ruin the Dr. Who’s legacy by changing the gender of Dr. who? This entire woman lead thing is good, but you cant have them in every goddamn show!!” wrote another user. For the uninitiated, the BBC series, first aired in 1963, is about an extraterrestrial being from a planet called Gallifrey. Technologically efficient, Time Lord keeps a watch on the world from a spaceship named Tardis.