I was really upset when I found out about the negative fan reaction to the announcement of Matt Smith as the next Doctor. I haven’t seen any episodes with Smith as the Doctor yet, but I can’t imagine how anyone could judge him without seeing him in a single episode. Many fans said that they would stop watching the show when Matt Smith became the Doctor. It disappoints me that people could be so close-minded. It seems to me that fans of a show like Doctor Who should be used to the Doctor switching by now. It is a big part of the show. Even if fans are disappointed that the actor or actress they wanted didn’t get chosen, I still think they should trust the writers enough to know that they wouldn’t pick someone who would do a bad job. Even if people were upset, I don’t think they should have posted hateful comments online about the actor and his appearance. It reminds me of a saying that I think a lot of people need to hear.
I picked this picture because the cat seems to be from Great Britain. But it’s true! Posting hateful comments just makes you look bad. I couldn’t believe there was this much backlash over them picking an actor who is a white male. I am really hoping that in the future they pick a person of color, a woman, or *gasp* both as the Doctor. After people saw Matt Smith as the Doctor, they got used to him. I think that people could get used to a Doctor who looks different from all the others before. Here’s hoping for the Thirteenth Doctor.