A “controversy” over K-9 was considered more important than the new Doctor. Weird.
Note Moffat’s trademarked “girls are weird and strange and mysterious” attitude. Nine hundred years of time and space travel, and the Doctor doesn’t know what perfume is?
Moffat’s restrictions make sense only from a narrow, white, male, middle-class, Western, heteronormative perspective. Yeah, I know: What a shock.