‘Doctor Who’ Pisses Off Fanbase by Casting a Nurse as the Doctor

Jodie Whittaker is set to become the 13th Doctor on the hit show Doctor Who.

I’ve never seen a single second of the show, but holy time travel did people lose their minds on Twitter yesterday.

For those that don’t understand the outrage based on Jodie’s name or the headline or the picture, Jodie Whittaker is a woman. Women can’t be Doctors. At least, not Doctor Whos. Only the manliest of men like that English guy or that Scottish guy, can be Doctor Who.

At least we know that he’s not sexist.

This is the most woke tweet ever:

Of course, plenty of people were happy as well. But it’s not as fun to embed tweets that celebrate this announcement.

Here’s what Whittaker had to say about the role:

“I want to tell fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who 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.”


New showrunner Chris Chibnall, who worked with Whittaker on Broadchurch, said “I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice.”

Oh, so this was a premeditated choice? I’m sure that will make everyone think a bit more rational.

Or not.

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