In a comment tweeted Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill portrayed the rape as “needless” and “sickening.” The Democratic lawmaker from Missouri said she was finished with the show.
Others pundits incorporated the site The Mary Sue, which offers a women’s activist perspective of popular society. The site posted that it would no more promote “Game of Thrones” and said that rape is not a gadget to drive a story.
HBO declined comment Tuesday on the response to the scene that appeared last Sunday. A twilight call to McCaskill’s office looking for further remark was not promptly returned.
The assault included recently wedded characters Sansa, played by Sophie Turner, and Ramsay, depicted by Iwan Rheon. Ramsay’s rape of Sansa was off-camera, proposed in her cries and the misery on a spectator’s face.
The scene contrasted from the work of George R.R. Martin, whose novels are the premise of “Game of Thrones.” In Martin’s work, an alternate character weds Ramsay and is sexually struck by another man at Ramsay’s heading.
Last season, HBO was hammered over another rape scene, that one including depraved lovers. The show’s progressing realistic viciousness additionally has drawn criticism.
Notwithstanding the attacks, “Game of Thrones” remains a steady hit in its fifth season. WATCH SCENE HERE