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Is Game Of Thrones Really That Offensive?


Photo credit: HBO

Photo credit: HBO

TV shows come and go, and while some pass by almost unnoticed, others tend to leave quite an impression on the audience.

One such shows comes in the form of the “Game of Thrones” series, which don’t only possess an excellent cast, but also a whole lot of controversial scenes.

Aside from the obvious popularity, these scenes have caused a big backlash for the showrunners.

Words like ‘offensive’ and ‘scandalous’ are thrown around, but let’s hear the creators’ side of the story.

While talking to CinemaBlend, Dan Weiss and David Benioff remarked their winning streak on this year’s Emmy Awards, as well as the rumors regarding their intentional offending of audiences.

The duo said: “We never set out to offend anyone. To try to offend anyone would be juvenile, but to be afraid to offend people would be cowardly. There were people saying they were never going to watch again. We’re just trying to tell the story the best we can. This means a lot, it’s a very nice feeling.”

If you ask the most die-hard fans of both the original George R.R. Martin novels and the TV show, “Game of Thrones” has already suffered a whole lot of change which, by some, wasn’t really necessary.

Recently, the viewers were presented with a rape scene starring Ramsay Bolton and Sansa Stark which wasn’t only non-cannon, but was very illustrative, to say the least. Let’s hope Weiss and Benioff stop changing things from the books and finish the show on a positive note.