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Emilia Clarke Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Sexism Claims

Emilia Clarke Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Sexism Claims

Emilia Clarke is opening up to fire back at critics who call her HBO series Game of Thrones a sexist show.

“There’s so much controversy. Yet that’s what’s beautiful about Game of Thrones – it’s depiction of women in so many different stages of development,” the 29-year-old actress told Entertainment Weekly.

“There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine,” Emilia continued. “So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin – because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.”

Emilia also commented on how no one asks the male actors on the show about showing skin.

“How many times has [Daario actor Michiel Huisman] been asked about the fact he’s taken his clothes off a bunch? Is that even a discussion? No,” she said.

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  • Will

    Says a lot about our society that men like a show where women have no rights and are just naked all the time and being raped. And Emilia thinks it’s great, of course she has refused to take off her clothes now as well because that all they had her doing, but the shows not sexist? Does this girl’s brain even work?

  • Cedric

    did you even read the whole article?

  • plez

    “…because that all they had her doing.” There is no way you have watch the entire show if you believe your quote is true. And as she said there are men on the show who have no rights, are naked and are raped.

  • Will

    Yes I did I am also expressing my opinion of the show, since it’s a message board and all.

  • Will

    She said she did want to be known as the naked actress her words not mine.