Jessica Chastain Protests Game Of Thrones’ Controversial Sansa Scene

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It looks like award-winning actress Jessica Chastain isn't quite pleased with how Game of Thrones explained Sansa's (Sophie Turner) source of strength in the series' latest season.

While most fans have enjoyed seeing Sansa develop from a naïve little bird to a strong and clever woman worthy of leading the North, many have complained about the series' latest episode and how it points at Sansa's suffering as the source of her growth as a character.

Taking to Twitter, Chastain decided to open up about her issue with how Game of Thrones writers dealt with Sansa in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Turner's co-star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix wasn't quite pleased with the writing, reminding her followers that rape isn't a tool used to make someone stronger.

"Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. A woman doesn't need to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. The #littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone.#GameOfThrones," Chastain wrote on her post.


Chastain isn't the only one against the episode. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have also been called out for the faulty construction of rape and abuse as Sansa's source of strength. However, while many have complained about the scene, some fans stand by the show's writers, saying that the series only meant to explain that Sansa had grown stronger because of her strength and her perseverance.

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Game of Thrones airs every Sunday on HBO at 9 PM ET.

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