The hit TV show Game of Thrones has been on the air since 2011 and Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has been one of its fans, until now. McCaskill said on Twitter she was going to stop watching the show after the latest episode featured what she called a, “gratuitous rape scene,” that she said was “disgusting and unacceptable.”
Even though McCaskill has followed the show for years, she’s also advocated against sexual violence. She says the scene in Sunday’s episode was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“There were other offensive scenes, many of them, over the years I’ve been watching. Over time, I lost a little bit of enthusiasm for the show.”
McCaskill expressed frustration that people are reacting to her Game of Thrones objection and not more important issues. She said hundreds of people are talking about her take on the show and only one person retweeted her comment about the USA Freedom Act on national security changes.
“I comment on pop culture, my football teams and my baseball teams because Twitter is where you do personal opinions. It’s just my personal opinion. The thing that was frankly depressing for me was that I also tweeted yesterday how badly we needed to reform the NSA program.”
Now that McCaskill won’t be watching the show anymore, she believes that plenty of “Game of Thrones” followers will give her a play-by-play of the show.