The BBC has responded to criticism after a cancer scene in last week’s episode of Doctor Who sparked a backlash from audiences.
Rather than offering him a shoulder to cry on, the Time Lord explained that she was too ‘socially awkward’ to deal with the situation at their conversation ended, leaving some fans unsettled.
The Beeb has now released a statement regarding the scenes from the episode titled Can You Hear Me? and insisted that the Doctor’s response was not intended to be ‘dismissive’.
‘Thanks to Zellin’s nightmare powers, Ryan, Yaz, and Graham were forced to confront their worst fears, many of which relate to the way traveling with the Doctor has changed their lives.’