'Game of Thrones' just lost a very powerful fan (SPOILER)
HBO's "Game of Thrones" is no stranger to the controversy attached to its frequent portrayal of sexual violence. Last week's episode put the series back in hot water after airing a brutally graphic rape scene between Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon).
Twitter reacted with horror, but one particularly powerful fan had strong words regarding the scene and the series itself on social media.
Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri) took to Twitter writing, "Ok, I'm done Game of Thrones. Water Garden, stupid. Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable."
Ok, I'm done Game of Thrones.Water Garden, stupid.Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable.It was a rocky ride that just ended.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) May 19, 2015
Senator McCaskill was hardly the only viewer upset by the horrific sexual violence.
The fact that some ppl are claiming that Sansa's rape scene adds to her "character development & growth" makes me self combust with anger.— ruth (@lannisterangel) May 19, 2015
President of HBO Michael Lombardo continues to stand by the creative vision of the wildly popular series.
Via NY Times
"We fully support the vision and artistry of Dan and David's exceptional work and we feel this work speaks for itself." - Michael Lombardo
While the frequent violence in "Game of Thrones" may be questionable, the beauty of the filming locations are undeniable. Click through some of the most breathtaking locations featured on the show below:
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