Barbie doll version of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who character branded sexist by snowflakes

They whinge that the doll — celebrating Jodie Whittaker as the first female in the role — is “overly feminine” due to its curves, shiny blonde hair and high-heeled boots.

Incredibly, others are demanding maker Mattel creates male Doctors based on Barbie’s pal Ken.

The new £54.99 toy also features high-waisted trousers, braces and a sonic screwdriver.

Other figures featuring Jodie as The Thirteenth Doctor are for sale following her BBC1 debut on Sunday.

But a fan said of the Barbie version: “The Doctor had been a female less than 12 hours and they reduced her to a cliche plastic plaything. Not all girls need to be Barbies.”

Another wrote: “Sorry, this is sexist. Where are all the male Doctors? I guess women only matter where there is money concerned.”

A third added: “Surely the whole idea behind a woman playing the Doctor was to not make a big deal about her being a woman?”

Barbie is running a campaign called Close The Dream Gap aimed at inspiring girls to pursue traditionally male careers.

Last year Mattel was slammed for producing a Barbie that encouraged girls to become engineers by building washing machines as well as racks for their shoes and jewellery.

Doctor Who launched in 1963.

David Wilson Nunn of BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, said: “Given Barbie’s celebration of women who have made history, and those from best-loved shows, we felt it was a great opportunity to work with Mattel.

“The doll offers fans and collectors a new way to celebrate the adventures of this iconic character.”

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