A scene that aired during Sunday’s installment of the hit HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” has drawn an angry response from critics and lawmakers.
Among those responding to the scene, which depicted a sexual assault, was U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who released a tweet Tuesday calling the scene “gratuitous” and “disgusting,” the AP reports. McCaskill said she was done with the show, according to the report.
“Others critics included the website The Mary Sue, which offers a feminist view of pop culture. The website posted that it would no longer promote ‘Game of Thrones’ and said that rape is not a device to drive a story,” the AP reports, noting that HBO declined to comment.
“The attack involved newly married characters Sansa, played by Sophie Turner, and Ramsay, portrayed by Iwan Rheon. Ramsay’s rape of Sansa was off-camera, suggested in her cries and the distress on a bystander’s face,” the report notes.