Responding to the blatant Racism and Transphobia from these Podcasters – DOCTOR WHO

This video is going to be a reaction to an episode from a set of content creators known as “Podcast of the lotus eaters” and whilst I won’t be showing any of their video – I will be responding to claims that they have made.

Before we get into this video If you are of the opinion that the recent castings of Ncuti Gatwa and Yasmine Finney are nothing but a box ticking exercise, mandated by the BBC in order to meet a diversity quota, then kindly fuck off. For the rest of you … enjoy.

First of all, any sort of journalist, and Im using that term loosely with these guys as all they seem to really be is two guys that sit in front of a camera and say whatever comes into their heads. 

True Journalism requires even the slightest amount of research to back up their stories. It seems as though these guys saw a headline on a publication like “The Mirror” or “The Daily Mail” you know, the trashy tabloids that have no shame, they saw the headline and ran with it, without  looking any further and taking that headline as complete fact. That fact being that Yasmine Finney’s character which just so happens to be named “Rose” is a direct recasting of Billie Pipers “Rose Tyler”. Which by the way. It is not. 

A quick glance at the Doctor Who Set Releases will show you undeniable evidence pointing towards the fact that this “Rose” is Donna and Shaun’s Daughter.

A completely different character.

Anyway, After learning that Yasmin Finney is not only black but is also Trangender they put 2 + 2 together and made 6. They had the wrong information to begin with which lead to them believing that this Actress was a direct replacement for Billie Piper. That being said, Th quote above Starts out by saying “you’ve, seen black anne berlin you’ve seen black viking queens and now get ready for black transgender Rose from Doctor Who”.

I could have let this slide if it was simply just them getting their wires crossed and having the wrong information, but these guys went out of their way to start an episode with such a politically charged statement that I just had to respond.

The colour of her skin and her gender identity has NOTHING. I repeat NOTHING to do with the character she will play on screen. The mere fact they felt it necessary to even point this out in such a negative tone tells me everything I need to know about them. They go on to talk about the Hayday of Doctor who and how Rose was such a huge part of that, which I whole heartedly agree with. But they then say this.

“rose was of course played by billy piper notably not transgender and notably not black”

Again perpetuating the ideology that the BBC is just filling a quota by casting her in this BRAND NEW ROLE.

They didn’t stop there however, Oh no. They also had something to say about the recent casting of Ncuti Gatwa as the 14th Doctor referring to him as “Doctor Diversity” and then absolutely butchers his name referring to him as “Nukuti Goober”. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Research is something I expect of anyone who presents something as fact. 

When I first heard Ncuti’s name I didn’t know how to say it either, but do you know what I did? I jumped on Google and found a video that said his name. Because I knew I was going to be making content. I knew I was going to be saying his name in upcoming Videos and people would watch those videos. It doesn’t matter if you have 10 people watching or 166,000. Your words have an impact and if you don’t even have the common sense to think “How DO I say that name?”. Then maybe you shouldn’t be spouting your warped opinions to thousands on the internet.

They then claim they wouldn’t really care about the “Diverse Doctor” if it “wasnt so transparent the agenda being pushed”. Once again telling me everything I need to know. 

These types of people who make content about a specific casting. Calling it a diversity quota or the “Woke” brigade at large are nothing less than racist, homophobic, transphobic and any other ‘ic and ‘obic you can think of.

They perpetuate the idea that anyone that is either gay / trans / black / female is simply a result of political correctness.

I find all of this rather ironic really. 

They claim to love the show.

A show about a time traveling alien that can regenerate every time they die, who fights fascist pepper pots, Farting Green Men and robots from the future. 

This they can get on board with. 

But the very idea that a character could be played by someone black / gay / trans is somehow a step too far.

RE: Doctor Who Reveals “Rose”

Today I am making a direct video response to an episode of the podcast titled “Podcast of the lotus eaters” – Whom incorrectly assumed and presented as fact the narrative that the BBC have just replaced Rose Tyler with the Black, Transgender actress Yasmin Finney. Their commentary surrounding this news story is what I am responding to primarily.

I will not be linking to their channel below and do not endorse anyone going to their channel to send hateful comments. This video is just my opinions.

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Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extra-terrestrial being, to all appearances human. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

The show is a significant part of British popular culture, and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a backdoor pilot, in the form of a television film titled Doctor Who. The programme was relaunched in 2005, and since then has been produced in-house by BBC Wales in Cardiff. Doctor Who has also spawned numerous spin-offs, including comic books, films, novels, audio dramas, and the television series Torchwood (2006–2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011), K-9 (2009–2010), and Class (2016), and has been the subject of many parodies and references in popular culture.

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