Merriam-Webster Had The Best Tweet For Sexist Dr. Who Fans

America’s most trusted online dictionary does not mess around when it comes to sexism. After the creators of the popular sci-fi show, “Doctor Who,” announced that its 13th doctor would be a woman, many male fans of the show expressed their displeasure.

Doctor Who's 13th Doctor publicly announced over the weekend, that for the first time in the science-fiction series’ history, Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor will be played by a woman.

The ground-breaking news that English actress Jodie Whittaker is set to be the next Time Lord was revealed by BBC via a special promo video that aired right after the men’s singles finals at Wimbledon.

The British sci-fi series has chosen Whittaker (Broadchurch), and according to BBC, the actress will take over the role during this year’s Christmas special. Since the series began, which dates back to 1963, there has never been a woman until Whittaker to play the title role, and of course, fans of the show did not waste any time taking to social media to express their happiness and in some cases outrage of the news.

Even Merriam-Webster had something to stay, and it was heard loud and clear all over Twitter.

Here are some of the sexist comments on social media after the news broke.

Of course, fans who were excited about the new leading lady was quick to shut down the haters, but the best come back came from none other than Merriam-Webster.   

Mic drop! Now hopefully the naysayers will all be quiet and be on their way.


If the people in charge thought enough of Whittaker enough to cast her for the role than the fans of the show should all show her some respect and give her a chance. Jodie has told fans in an interview with BBC, "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.” Why on earth would anyone want to take away such an amazing feat for someone?

Many fans are excited about the new change and offered up encouraging and funny words.

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