Sc**w those who say we shouldn’t put rape scenes on TV: Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones says it’s important to show things that continue to happen in real life, on TV.

tv Updated: Jul 07, 2017 12:28 IST
Press Trust of India
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Sophie and Iwan in the controversial scene of Sansa and Ramsay’s wedding night.(HBO)

Sophie Turner has defended Game Of Thrones season five controversial rape scene, saying if critics treat it as a taboo, then how people are going to have the strength to report such assaults.

The fantasy drama sparked controversy after featuring a scene, where Turner’s character Sansa Stark was sexually assaulted by Ramsay Bolton (played by Iwan Rheon), on their wedding night.

Sophie and Alfie Allen in a still from the controversial episode. (HBO)

It prompted outrage from viewers as they found it so offensive, reported The Independent.

Talking to The Times magazine about the show’s content, the 21-year-old star said, “The more we talk about sexual assault the better. And screw the people who are saying we shouldn’t be putting this on TV and screw the people who are saying they’re going to boycott the show because of it.

“This sort of thing used to happen and it continues to happen now, and if we treat it as such a taboo and precious subject, then how are people going to have the strength to come out and feel comfortable saying that this has happened to them?”

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First Published: Jul 07, 2017 12:28 IST