Tory MP says young men commit crime because Dr Who is played by a women

Young men are committing crime because Dr Who is a woman, a Tory MP suggested today.

Nick Fletcher said a lack of positive male role models in TV shows and movies has resulted in raising crimes being committed by young men.

He said that more positive male role models could help combat violence against women and girls, the vast majority of which is carried out by men and boys.

In a Westminster Hall debate this afternoon he said: ‘Everywhere, not least within the cultural sphere, there seems to be a call from a tiny, yet very vocal minority that every male character or good role model must have a female replacement.

‘One only needs to look at the discussion surrounding who will play the next James Bond.

‘And it’s not just James Bond. In recent years, we have seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker, the Equaliser, all replaced by women. Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?’