“It’s not because it’s politically and morally correct. It’s right for Doctor Who, isn’t it? It’s cheeky and off-centered. And fun.”
And for the full reason why its such an awful quote, imagine he’d said it about Micky, and how “cheeky and fun” it is to have a black character.
This is a quote from Steven Moffat on the reason he includes gay characters in Doctor Who.
I found it in this brilliant article.
There’s an essay in me about why I hate this