Opinion: Game of Thrones issues boil over in season 8 / by Jerald Pierce

Game of Thrones has seen complaints for years about the way they have treated women and people of color. Audience frustration boiled over after season 8, episode 4. As George R.R. Martin preps for Game of Thrones spinoffs, it’s time to talk about what’s going on in his current show.

After Game of Thrones released episode 4, “The Last of the Starks,” there was plenty of backlash. From people pointing out the gaff of leaving a Starbucks (not actually Starbucks) cup in a shot to the utter disrespect shown by Jon to his poor direwolf, Ghost.

Arguably one of the most important complaints revolved around two of the most important women in Westeros: Sansa and Messandei.

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