There are very few lines that Game of Thrones hasn’t crossed, but fans took exception after the show aired a rape scene in the last episode.
In the final episode of the episode, Sansa Stark was raped by her newly-married husband, Ramsay Bolton.
Many fans were displeased by the scene, and took to Twitter to air their displeasure. Among the displeased fans was American senator Claire McCaskill, who said she was done with the show.
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
Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, defended the show, saying she had enjoyed the scene.
“When I read that scene, I kinda loved it,” Turner told Entertainment Weekly about when she first saw the script.
I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up.”