Doctor Who may have set a TV record with the fastest “Bury Your Gays” moment ever.
Fans of the hit BBC sci-fi show were thrilled when a new gay character was introduced in its New Year’s Day special “Resolution.”
But the excitement didn’t last long. Because less than half a minute later, the character had his lifeless body dragged down an empty hallway.
Actor Connor Calland made his TV debut playing a gay security guard named Richard. In his
When asked who can open a fingerprint-controlled door, Richard responds: “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.”
And that’s when he gets killed.
Naturally, fans aren’t pleased with Doctor Who murdering yet another LGBTQ character.
Here’s what they’ve been saying on Twitter…
How long did it take to kill off the token gay character?
— Rainbo ???? (@RainboPress) January 1, 2019
uuuuugh Chibnal gives us a gay character in Doctor Who and then instantly falls into the bury your gays trope ? #dwspoilers
— Don Bowker (@HipsterBrig) January 1, 2019
Gay Doctor Who fans: Yes! A gay character!
— David Bamford (@DavidBamf0rd) January 1, 2019
doctor who just had the most blatant bury your gays trope moment ever wow
— maya ? (@BooksAndPixels) January 1, 2019
As much as I enjoyed the #DoctorWho special, I hate that this is the third time this season it's used the Bury Your Gays trope, which also happens to be the amount of gay characters introduced this season! Stop it!
— George Ray (@GrayquaziumZ) January 1, 2019
— Justin Myers (@theguyliner) January 1, 2019
Starting 2019 off with the Bury Your Gays trope is not how I wanted this year to start, thanks #DoctorWho
— fuck you goat man!! (@bearstellation) January 1, 2019