The CEO of Digital Jersey has caused controversy online after saying he wouldn't watch the new Dr Who series, where the protagonist is being played by a woman.
Actress Jodie Whittaker has been confirmed as the first ever woman to play the Doctor, with Tony Moretta among those unimpressed with the announcement.
Responding to the BBC on Twitter, Mr Moretta said; 'Well you're down one viewer already.'
His tweet proved controversial with some fellow fans, who considered his remarks sexist.
Mr Moretta responded to defend his comments;
He also said his views should not be considered sexist;
Having sparked debate with several angry fans, the CEO seemed to reconsider his initial refusal to watch the new series, describing it as an 'instant reaction' which he was 'slightly regretting.'
One Twitter user urged him to 'give it a go' and then decide how he feels about it, to which Mr Moretta said he was 'starting to think he would have to.' He also said he would be watching at Christmas, regardless.
And having furiously denied accusations of sexism, it seems Tony Moretta took some advice from an influential woman in his life...
Tony Moretta has issued the following statement regarding his comments;