'Doctor Who' Actors And Writers Not Happy About Brexit Result
Everyone in the world turned their eyes to Britain as the country voted on whether it would stay or remain in the European Union (EU).
Now, the votes are in and the "leave" option won out over "stay" by the most narrow of margins. Some fear that the decision will send the UK back to the dark ages, while others believe it was necessary for the UK to regain its independence. With the country nearly split in the final vote, it will remain a topic of contention for some time.
So what does that mean for those who live and work in the country? The actors and writers from Doctor Who turned to Twitter to express their outrage, disgust and sadness at the UK's final decision.
Pearl Mackie is the newest actor to join Doctor Who, becoming a companion in the Twelfth Doctor's TARDIS for the next season of the series. Her comments reflect many of those of Britain's younger generation:
— Pearl Mackie (@Pearlie_mack) June 24, 2016
Noel Clarke, who portrayed Mickey opposite the Ninth and Tenth Doctor on the new series, used social media to sadly joke about the sorry state of the Great British Pound now that the Brexit decision is in.
I just bought some new jeans for $10 Monopoly pounds. Would have cost me £8000 sterling. #pounddrop #EUref — Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) June 24, 2016
Former companion Arthur Darvill's response to the vote was much shorter, but grim.
The sky is falling
— Arthur Darvill (@RattyBurvil) June 23, 2016
James Corden, who was once a recurring guest star during the Eleventh Doctor's time in the TARDIS apologized to the younger generation for the decision.
I can't get my head around what's happening in Britain.I'm so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you've been let down today x — James Corden (@JKCorden) June 24, 2016
Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss wasn't as kind and referred to Britain's exit from the EU as a huge step backward for the country.
A win for Farage. Johnson. Murdoch. Beggars belief. A vote to plummet backwards into the dark. Staggering.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 24, 2016
Writer James Moran was far less subtle about what he believes will become Britain's downfall.