Doctor Who writer axed over transgender tweets

Found on BBC News on Saturday, 08 June 2019
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Writer Gareth Roberts has been dropped from an upcoming Doctor Who anthology over "offensive" transphobic tweets, BBC Books has confirmed.

"It is impossible for a person to change their biological sex. I don't believe anybody is born in the wrong body," he said.

Ebury's decision to drop Roberts over his tweets, which it says conflicts with its "values as a publisher", has sparked debate on social media.

So, personal opinions are only allowed if they do not hurt the feelings of even minorities. That will be a fad and boring world.