Remarks made by David Tennant in today’s Doctor Who Magazine have led to a media frenzy with a number of online news publications reporting his experiences on a particular fan forum.
Following the regeneration of Christopher Eccleston into Tennant, a number of fans on the Outpost Gallifrey site commented on his performance and looks with one poster claiming the actor – who won plenty of hearts as the smoulderingly sexy Casanova on BBC 3 – looked like a “weasel”.
The media storm follows a similiar incident last year when a journalist accessed the same site and penned an article based on extreme reactions to Christopher Eccleston’s costume and the new series logo.
Such wide reporting of these comments, which were neither made nor supported by Outpost Gallifrey’s webmaster, are a stark reminder for all forum operators to keep a keen eye on the nature of posts.
Just this week the unitnews forum administrators reported a troublesome poster who was accessing the site through a local authority computer network.
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