January 3, 2019 at 1:40 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘Doctor Who’ accused of homophobia for killing off gay character in seconds

(Screenshot via Twitter)

“Doctor Who” was blasted for its New Year’s Eve special for killing off a gay character that only had seconds of screen time.

The scene was between a Dalek disguised as a woman who is attempting to get into a secure area that can only be accessed with a finger-print. The woman (Charlotte Ritchie) asks the security guard (Connor Calland) who has access. He reveals that he is the only one who can open the door and that he has a boyfriend.

“Today, just me. Most secure digits in Yorkshire. That’s what I tell my boyfriend, anyway. I probably shouldn’t be telling you that, I’m new at this,” he replies.

The scene cuts to the woman dragging the guard’s dead body across the floor. Some fans accused the sci-fi series of using the “bury your gays” trope.

Meanwhile, other fans didn’t think the character’s death was homophobic but simply the nature of the show.

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