Jodie Whittaker Announced as the First Female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'

And a lot of people on the internet are being morons about it
Jodie Whittaker Announced as the First Female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'
Long-running UK sci-fi series Doctor Who has just revealed the latest person to be awarded the prestigious titular TV role. Jodie Whittaker will be embracing the part, marking the 13th actor to play the Doctor — but only the first woman.
 
She will replace Peter Capaldi as the famed Time Lord, after he announced earlier this year that he would be leaving the show, and is expected to make her debut in the show's 2017 Christmas special.
 
Until this point, Whittaker was best known for her previous starring television role as Beth Latimer on Broadchurch.
 
"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey — with Chris [Chibnall, head writer and executive producer] and with every Whovian on this planet," she said in a statement [via The Guardian]. "It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait."
 
Capaldi added, "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She's going to be a fantastic Doctor."
 
Not everyone was quite so positive about the latest who's who of Doctor Who, though, with the usual sexist internet trolls popping up to detract from the ground-breaking casting decision.
 
Thankfully, plenty of public figures have stepped up to put the haters in their place. See some of the best Twitter reactions below.