Rod Liddle

Well done, Stephen Fry

Well done, Stephen Fry
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The comedian Stephen Fry has apparently “outraged” millions of people by describing Dr Who as a “kid’s show”. What do these outraged people think it is, then? Wittgenstein’s bleedin’ Tractatus? I suppose there should be no law against adults wallowing in such cheery sub-teen confections (Fry was slightly wrong - it’s a YOUNG kids show. If yours are watching it after the age of 13, you’ve got a retard on your hands), but it’s a bit rich that they should complain when this fact is gently pointed out. Forty years ago nobody would have dreamt of disputing the issue, would they? I suppose it’s the Pratchett-Rowling Kidult Alliance who get most outraged about this sort of stuff, desperate to believe that the infantile stuff they’re perpetually immersed in has some deep meaning. Pratchett as a “satirist”, for God’s sake. But all power to Mr Fry.