Fed-Up Viewer to FCC: Kill Game of Thrones

'It is not educational,' among other things
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2015 2:18 PM CDT
Fed-Up Viewer to FCC: Kill Game of Thrones
Fed-up American finds HBO's mega-hit is "sensationalized cruelty."   (AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)

Fans of HBO's massively popular show Game of Thrones frequently get upset over the deaths of favorite characters, changes made to George R.R. Martin's novels, and any scene featuring Bran. But enemies of the show have more grievous concerns, and they're calling on the government for help. Yesterday, MuckRock published a number of complaints made to the FCC regarding Game of Thrones. Letter writers are mad about everything from "open homosexual perverted sex acts" onscreen to Comcast's generally terrible service. But one fed-up American launched into a truly impressive rant against YouTube, Netflix sex, and nudity before calling on the FCC to join the fight of "emotionally mature" people and kill off Game of Thrones.

"Game of Thrones should not be allowed because of rape and child molestation," this firebrand writes to the FCC. He or she goes on to state that no plot—no matter how complex—excuses the explicitness of the acts portrayed on the show. "It is not educational," the complainer writes. "It is sensationalized cruelty." Plus, the commercials for it are "misleading." Finally, like the Night's Watch turning to the Iron Throne for help, the letter writer begs the FCC to rally to his or her cause. "There are still people out there who are not warped and perverted. Please help US, not the shock jocks that are out to offend for fame and fortune." Read the entire FCC complaint at MuckRock. (Read more Game of Thrones stories.)

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