^If you want to take it as a personal attack that's up to you.
I don't know if she's being put on a "pedestal". She's certainly getting a lot of media attention because of the fact that she's a new face and Doctor Who is an extremely popular show in the UK.
I'm not exactly the biggest fan of this show, I'm not going to watch it just because of some woman. Right now I'm only watching it because they're at least trying to tell half decent science fiction stories which nobody else seems to want to do.