Over the weekend it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would play the first female Doctor Who.
The above article, by Gabriel Bell and found on Salon.com, reports how The Sun decided to print some nude photographs of Ms. Whittaker, taken in previous roles.
I have to say… that’s a pretty low blow.
There are those who feel Doctor Who is primarily a child’s entertainment (I would disagree) and, by publishing these photographs, one can’t help but realize The Sun is trying to tweak the producers of the show.
For what end?
Do they hope to so turn people off to the “tawdry” photographs that the producers decide to not use Ms. Whittaker?
Why would they gain in shaming an actress with a long list of credits as she’s about to take on what is easily her most high profile role?
It’s nasty business and, worse, petty as hell.