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Top 11 hysterical Daily Mail comments about Doctor Who’s new gay companion

Nick Duffy April 18, 2017

Doctor Who’s new series regular Pearl Mackie made her debut in the series over the weekend to near-universal acclaim.

We say near universal because, although Mackie’s character Bill Potts was well-received by fans and critics alike, readers of the Daily Mail are still a bit horrified about it all.

The right-wing newspaper’s readers reacted with predictable outrage to the shocking news that her character happens to be both black and gay – as well as the tragic love story in the first episode which focused on Bill and her love interest Heather.

In general, DM readers were… not impressed.

But here are some of our favourites.

1. ‘OldButnotOut’ is worried that 50% of BBC programmes must now be about LGBT issues

2. ‘Hayton’ has banned their kids from watching TV because of a gay black person

3. ‘Shyamini’: Time travel isn’t real anyway, so why should gay people be real?

4. ‘Obsidian_Grey’: Gay people on TV is ‘inverse bigotry’ against straight people

5. ‘saltyseadog’: None of the previous companions told anyone they were straight. Especially the married couple with a baby, they kept it very hush hush

6. ‘James Higham’: Gay people on TV is ‘politics half the viewers disagree with’

7. ‘MeOnline’: “It’s time the BBC stop messing about promoting leftist views’

8. ‘Mikeyfletcher’: Why should gay people be on TV instead of normal people?

9. ‘Big Colin’: Everything was much straighter in classic films, like in Rocky Horror and The Birdcage

10. ‘Sylvester Lambert’: I can’t let my young children watch gay people on TV

11. ‘Crossx77’: NOBODY CARES! That’s why there’s 300 comments complaining she’s gay

Related: Gay people are ‘better and cleverer’ than other people, says Russell T Davies

More: daily mail, Doctor Who, Gay, lesbian, LGBT, sci-fi, Television

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