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Don't try to sell Sophie Turner on Littlefinger's "good qualities"

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It’s a universally accepted rule in pop culture that any time you create a character who’s a vicious, unrepentant asshole—especially one who’s also kind of funny—there’ll always be fans crawling out of the woodwork to tell you how he or she (but usually he) is “not so bad.” And while that’s fine—everybody loves a good villain—you shouldn’t be surprised when some of the character’s victims (or at least the actors playing them) pop up to remind you that a fun bastard is still a bastard, in the end.

That was the gist of an exchange that played out on Twitter this week, when Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner unexpectedly waded into the middle of an online argument to remind a few fans that, as much fun as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish could be to watch, he was still a monster:


And while Turner definitely has a Sansa-focused outlook on Littlefinger’s actions—ignoring some of Baelish’s other transgressions against the Stark family, up to and including his part in Ned Stark’s death—it’s not like she’s wrong about the callousness with which he sold the woman he “loved” to the sadists of the Bolton clan. Because it’s like they always say: When you play the game of arguing about Game Of Thrones online, you either win, or you get schooled by a member of the show’s cast for showing up in her mentions.

[via Mashable]

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