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Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Gareth Roberts, who has written both Doctor Who TV episodes and books in the past, has been dropped from a new anthology of stories based on the TV show, over what publisher BBC Books described as "offensive language about the transgender community" on social media. When news of his contribution was leaked online, "a section" of the Doctor Who fandom "agitated" for his removal, and other contributors threatened to withdraw if he was involved.

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The hysterical rage mob.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-05 10:20 PM | Reply

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Is that what you called The Moral Majority?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-05 10:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Too bad the show wasn't called "Dr What".

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-06-05 10:36 PM | Reply

It's simple. Don't treat us like crap and you won't lose business.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-06-05 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The hysterical rage mob."

You sure it wasn't just a few Russian bot accounts?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-05 11:35 PM | Reply

"You sure it wasn't just a few Russian bot accounts?"

I suppose it's possible. But more likely, a mob of little p#ssies like you.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-06 12:04 AM | Reply

Don't be a bigot and you won't lose your job

#7 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-06-06 12:35 AM | Reply

"I think it's wrong to – write a falsehood into law; compel people by law to speak words they do not believe; rewrite the law to remove women's biological sex-based rights and protections; reinforce gender stereotypes; medicalise children who don't conform to gender stereotypes. That's it."

"I don't believe my view should be protected either. People must be protected, ideas must never be. I would ask the writers who objected to my inclusion in the same book as them to reflect on that."

Is expressing this view in and of itself bigoted? Or is the real problem he used the word 'trannies' to refer to a specific subset of the transgendered community?

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-06-06 09:48 AM | Reply

Everything old is new again. See Hollywood blacklisting.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-06-06 10:56 AM | Reply

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