I agree that people should be allowed to like whatever, but I think she they called it Doctor Whomst, they're likely unmotivated due to the race issues in the show which would be a legit criticism. It's kind of hard feeling motivated to watch a show that keeps turning people who look like you into a Cyberman
Is there context to the word whomst that implies that? Not asking in a sarcastic way, I’m genuinely curious because I assumed it was just a similar joke to calling the show, say, Doctor What.
Regarding race issues, that definitely is a more valid criticism (although, as I said in an earlier post, my issue isn’t so much with the OP but with all the people spreading the post around, many of whom are just white people who think the show is cringy). I very much get why, for people of colour, the enthusiasm over a female Doctor might be tempered by frustration that the character is still white after 50 years. I sincerely hope the Fourteenth Doctor gets to finally break that cycle, just like Thirteen broke the cycle of male actors. The fact that they wanted a black actor for Eleven is a good sign at least, although (no disrespect intended towards Matt Smith here) I think they should’ve tried harder to follow through.
I do feel the show has been doing better—it’s certainly been trying, anyway—but there are still a lot of areas it could improve on, and the whole Cyberman thing is uncomfortable, even if Bill ultimately survives and gets to be herself again. I’ve seen various points of view presented in discussions about it, but I don’t really feel qualified to offer my own, being white.
Anyway, yeah, I think there are plenty of legitimate reasons not to care for the show, which is kind of why the post rubbed me the wrong way in the first place, because the general attitude of everyone reblogging it seemed to be that it doesn’t matter how progressive the show is or isn’t, it’s just not worth caring about at all, which I think dismisses both the value of its achievements and the importance of talking about its failings.