Social Justice Warriors love to pretend that men are pissed off whenever there’s a casting change to appease them, and that most of the backlash is due to “sexism”, not simple disagreement with a casting choice. So, of course, when it was announced a couple weeks ago that the next Doctor Who was going to be played by a female actress, clickbait journalism gotta clickbait. If there isn’t any sexism as you’d hoped there would be, you just have to make your own. Almost all of media’s coverage of the news Doctor Who’s gender have focused on the supposed misogynistic nature of the fandom.
Except that no one can actually find any sexist backlash except for some anonymous griping in comment sections. And Stephen Moffat – the guy who writes and produces Doctor Who – wishes the press would shut the hell up with the fake news:
There has been so many press articles about the backlash among the Doctor Who fandom against the casting of a female Doctor. There has been no backlash at all. The story of the moment is that the notionally conservative fandom has utterly embraced that change completely – 80 percent approval on social media. And yet so many people wanted to pretend there’s a problem. There isn’t.”
I wish every single journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.”