George RR Martin on Racism and Sexism Accusations against Game of Thrones


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  • Savhanna Deselles
    Savhanna Deselles 2 часа назад

    There will be miserable people where ever you go. I and many many others love his books and the show. I highly doubtful he will change anything for the very few people who have find something to complain about. Some people are board with their lives.

  • Matthew Bailey
    Matthew Bailey 3 часа назад

    Toward the end when George R was talking about himself being a character and about his blog, he was getting excited and the interviewer trying to interrupt him multiple times was just disrespectful. What’s the point of interviewing if you are not going to listen to the person being interviewed and just try and ask your next question. I hated this entire interview.

  • We are all born mad
    We are all born mad 4 часа назад

    Wow, this comment section is in complete agreement, and spits venom anyway. There are legitimate questions regarding sex and race in GOT, and when you're _that_ popular, it's not enough to just say "it's fiction, so fuck off".* It's perfectly valid to examin hidden implications of a poweful piece of current (US) popculture.
    *Which is what most commenters are doing.

  • Simen Løkken
    Simen Løkken 4 часа назад

    Imagine writing one of the most popular things created in modern history, then having to answer to the morality of fictional characters. ..."well, I first intended for the story to be a morally peacuful world. The dragons would basically breathe rainbows. Because that's what makes a story".

  • em D
    em D 4 часа назад +1

    Fuck off SJW we have all had our fill of you guys spoiling a good show or joke!

  • Sidharth Bhatara
    Sidharth Bhatara 5 часов назад

    Not sure if George R.R Martin or Hodorrrr

  • bri ski
    bri ski 6 часов назад

    White people being the saviour of dark people like denaryes... what an idiot

  • Thomas Orthlieb
    Thomas Orthlieb 6 часов назад

    4:47 she fell asleep during the question

  • Grandpa MizoB
    Grandpa MizoB 6 часов назад

    I fell asleep during the 1st question

  • Crow Bear
    Crow Bear 6 часов назад

    For all the bitching SJWs do, about assuming gender and everything else, they sure like to assume that every expression is an endorsement of their interpretation of what is expressed.

  • Josiah Durfee
    Josiah Durfee 7 часов назад

    6:15 what the fuck

  • Robert DiRocco
    Robert DiRocco 8 часов назад

    Nothing wrong with the show...Christ!! people should STFU

  • Robert DiRocco
    Robert DiRocco 8 часов назад

    The interviewer wants to be offended

  • Robert DiRocco
    Robert DiRocco 8 часов назад

    His answer should’ve been....Fk you winter is coming!!

  • GirlDoesRant
    GirlDoesRant 9 часов назад

    That was one minute and thirty seconds of watching George die inside before she got to her point.

  • Kelkhatan
    Kelkhatan 10 часов назад

    I don't understand his answer. It's FANTASY, there is no NEED to EXPLAIN! Where are we heading, if a fantasy writer has to justify for every character in his story? In addition, the story is placed in a time where they wear swords and live in castles.... I am quite positive that in those times nobody was thinking about gender problems and sexism... but I could be wrong. :)
    Besides all this, it is more interesting to me that, they talk about races and sexism and not about the fact that those girls are just around 13 when a Dothraki "mounts" her (books only)... hilarious

  • Mulukkis
    Mulukkis 10 часов назад

    It's a fictional book/tv series? The fuck is the point of this question? Or the "controversies" in general.
    Also this one has some of the best female characters ever. Without making them being women a point. Just good characters that are women.

  • Jillian LaFave
    Jillian LaFave 10 часов назад

    The notion that an author has to write only about things that are socially approved is BONKERS. By writing about racial or sexual issues, whether they be good or bad, it helps to create a dialogue and improve society. these questions are so dumb in my opinion!

  • just seen
    just seen 11 часов назад

    I would not go so far as to blame the author for portraying racist/sexist stereotypes in a modern or post-modern fiction ("modern" here referring to the time of writing/publication, so around today, also far after ~Darwin). I don't question the author or his work, BUT regarding the readers who like the story, I wonder about the reasons for the WHY. Is a person that likes the story also/automatically to some degree a racist/sexist, a person which is perceptive to racist/sexist stereotypes/ideas? To me that is the question: if one likes the books, does that reveal something about that person?

  • Blaxer
    Blaxer 11 часов назад

    If Yunkai is a desert environment doesn't it make sense for the people to be of darker skin color?

  • just seen
    just seen 11 часов назад

    Seems true to me that racism is a modern phenomena (i.e., since ~Darwin); so regarding a medieval fiction, critique based on any such "modern" interpretation might be misplaced. But sexism, at least in the form of patriarchism, HAS been reality at medieval times; and sexism still persists today, e.g., in places where baby girls are aborted/killed/left to die if favour of male children.

  • Privet, Lana
    Privet, Lana 11 часов назад

    She's plain stupid. As any feminist is

  • An unimpressed Rooster
    An unimpressed Rooster 11 часов назад

    I'm fucking tired of the racist accusations. Not only the ones targeting Game of Thrones, but anything in general.

  • bakedpajamas
    bakedpajamas 12 часов назад

    jesus christ that lady's voice is annoying.

  • Steven McNair
    Steven McNair 13 часов назад

    Jesus fuck. Art is subjective. An artist SHOULD always do what he/she believes is right for the story and their goal of how the reader should feel.
    He should have just said he writes to create "realistic" Drama which means not always positive things, Good people, and good actions but at least half of the opposite too.

  • face2much
    face2much 13 часов назад

    This is a story of northern Europe 1-2000 years ago ... there were no black people there, women didn’t have rights. Done. I’m black , and the same way I don’t want king of Egypt with a European because it’s not authentic is the same way I don’t care that there aren’t any black people in GOT, it’s not my story , tell it how u want

  • Patrik Husník
    Patrik Husník 16 часов назад

    7:14 who is that clown saying "brown people?" is he offended by that? such an idiot...

  • An sionnach dearg
    An sionnach dearg 17 часов назад

    My goodness, this woman speaks so much Jargon..

  • JacktheRah
    JacktheRah 18 часов назад

    Jesus Christ the comment section is worse than anything. Whilst the sexism in Game of Thrones fits the narrative and is used as a tool, whilst the people here are just openly prosexism and proracism. It's disgusting.

  • Haven Thompson
    Haven Thompson 21 час назад

    These interviewers need to pull their heads out of there asses

  • HY Productions
    HY Productions 21 час назад

    Let's attack GOT creator now so we get more promotion for our cause. Get a life!

  • Joel Bäckman
    Joel Bäckman 23 часа назад

    She can fuck off.

  • Eddie Spaghetti
    Eddie Spaghetti 23 часа назад

    These people have so little problems in real life that they have to start attacking FANTASY works with their made up PC politics.

  • Christian Idunits
    Christian Idunits День назад

    I couldn’t even watch this. That lady ruined it for me with her ridiculous accusation questions. Like this lady is either ignorant or straight dumb!

  • nointro
    nointro День назад

    Wait! Its pronounced "Doth-rak-EYE"??? I had no idea.
    Also it's interesting that when he starts making sense she keeps saying "yeah... yeah..." as if she doesnt like his response and she's trying to push him on so she could attempt to blindside him by saying he's an executive producer and he should be able to control the the interpretation.

  • blueboy
    blueboy День назад

    Shut the fuck up, you pointless SJW twat. Jesus these people have a race fetish.

  • Timothy White
    Timothy White День назад

    It's HIS story. He doesn't care what _your_ politics and narrative want.

  • Melina Sartorius
    Melina Sartorius День назад

    What a dumb cunt never heard any of those critiques. Only at a college would you hear dumb shit like that.

  • Dustin Wainwright
    Dustin Wainwright День назад

    I really wish he would have asked a reference to the questions and accusations being asked… If they stumbled I would’ve instantly said that my work is fiction and if you don’t like it don’t read it. If you do not like the show… Don’t watch it. If you don’t like it the next generation will

  • ThatFatGuy98
    ThatFatGuy98 День назад

    Sunny desert climate populated almost entirely by black and brown people, because it's a sunny desert climate. Merchants, soldiers, government officials, all black/brown people.
    SJWs: "Sounds reasonable so far"
    The slaves are also black/brown, just like nearly everyone else.

  • Blue Bowser
    Blue Bowser День назад

    Why is she a girl with boy hair?

  • Ben Alexander
    Ben Alexander День назад

    Beyond retarded.

  • Heather Robertson
    Heather Robertson День назад

    Heroes are all white so youre a racist lol and sexist?really? Lol queen of thornes queen daeny queen cersei queen marjory and butch bull dyke brienne and plethora of female strong characters from kaitlin stark to arya to myra greyjoy and the gawdawful sandsnakes. Women in power outnumber the men etc etc etc yeah real sexist lol and since when does a white writer have to include ton of black characters to avoid being slandered a racist?!

  • Carter Reid
    Carter Reid День назад

    People it’s a fucking show

  • jbot91
    jbot91 День назад +1

    We are in a place where people who write fantasy books about made up worlds are expected to idk even what they are expected to do. Represent everyone equally? Make sure that there is an equal amount of dothraki slaves as apposed to westorosi ones? If this comment seems confusing its because I'm genuinely confused. What do people expect from a fantasy writer? To lead by example in how you are supposed to enslave people using equal opportunity?

  • Reno Garcia
    Reno Garcia День назад

    The question is absurd. Not everything is about race and politics.

  • Josie M
    Josie M День назад

    Shut up it’s a STORY and a Great one

  • Rushelle Ramsay
    Rushelle Ramsay День назад

    Me black n i am a woman n i love it d book d series love it all i need a jon snow to fix me

  • Non Dominum
    Non Dominum День назад

    Wtf who cares

  • The Vin
    The Vin День назад

    Sexism. Rofl. Yeah, there have been ups and downs. But GRR has written some of the strongest, physically, mentally, any which way, women that I've ever seen.

  • Jim Long
    Jim Long 2 дня назад

    The times we live in, where you can’t write a barbaric story without people ripping and trying to create controversy.

  • randomfandom kiddo
    randomfandom kiddo 2 дня назад

    I got called a racist bitch my a girl in my writing class because my main character was black, and I’m not. I’m Latina so I thought it was funny that she was calling me racist. Btw she was the stereotypical sheltered white girl who thinks proximity to a gay person means your face will melt off.

  • Xorpe
    Xorpe 2 дня назад +1

    At 8:52 I thought he had his elbow on the other dude's leg for an embarrasing amount of time

  • I should go
    I should go 2 дня назад

    As soon as she started into her question you can see it so clearly that he's thinking, "UGH. Here we fucking go."
    Also, Jaime is the hero of the story. How isn't yhat widely known at this point?

  • Alex Broderick
    Alex Broderick 3 дня назад +1

    2:14 his beard hitting off his mic *asmr*

  • egodeosum
    egodeosum 3 дня назад

    Just because an interview is interrogative doesn't mean the person asking the questions is being hostile towards the interviewee. You can ask a person questions merely to give them an opportunity to speak to some issue without actually reproaching them. It's an interesting enough line of questioning and results in some interesting responses. She's an academic so she uses the terminology of her discipline where applicable. Why all the fucking hate? Is the only way to avoid slurs and dismissive comments about sjws is to be a bottylicking sycophant? I don't want to watch that interview. GRR Martin is a big boy, he can handle himself. Note how he addressed the question thoughtfully rather than dismissing her as a fat lesbian. This is how grownups interact.

    NB this is more a response to some of the pathetic comments I read down here rather than to the video or uploader who shows no discourtesy of the kind I described.

  • FenwickFox
    FenwickFox 3 дня назад

    Jesus why are so many people triggered at an interesting conversation about race and sex in art?

  • Ranger
    Ranger 4 дня назад

    It’s insane that this man has written some of the most badass female characters in literature and he still gets this question. Ridiculous.

  • LouisHurler1
    LouisHurler1 4 дня назад

    Oh shut the fuck up jesus christ give it a rest

  • Anthony Lozano
    Anthony Lozano 6 дней назад

    R.R. Martin in the hot seat. Lol Love game of thrones!

  • That T-shirt Guy
    That T-shirt Guy 9 дней назад

    If people have so much of a problem with it, instead of critiquing George, how about you go to HBO head office and critique the CASTING director about having dark skinned individuals as slaves.

  • jo phoenix
    jo phoenix 10 дней назад


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  • Blue Bug
    Blue Bug 11 дней назад

    Helpful tip: when interviewing DO NOT speak over the person being interviewed. It comes off as rude. No one wants to hear "mhmms, right, okay, uh huhs" from the interviewer

  • Peter Part
    Peter Part 12 дней назад

    Why you choosed moroco to shoot the slavery scene first place if not to depict brown and black people as slaves you racist bastards.

  • their all the way
    their all the way 12 дней назад

    what the hell is happening to this world... is people becoming more like a baby..

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee 14 дней назад

    IT's FICTION, people. FICTION. Who cares what any writer writes about?

  • Blood0cean
    Blood0cean 15 дней назад

    That bitch started rambling yeah in her defeated voice from embarrassed by tyrion, tywin, little finger, vayrs with the humility of a stark.
    Fuck that lesbo man cunt.

  • The Molf
    The Molf 15 дней назад

    Well, this is ridiculous.

  • Navesblue
    Navesblue 18 дней назад

    So Stan Lee's influence indirectly reaches out into both Game of Thrones and Star Wars. Wow. That's just wow when you think about it. That man gave us so freakin much in terms of our modern culture. Fuck you Bill Maher.

  • Piers Spicer
    Piers Spicer 18 дней назад

    George: *clears throat*

  • Yves Gomes
    Yves Gomes 19 дней назад

    That dude's face. lol 4:05

  • Yellow Vests Nice
    Yellow Vests Nice 19 дней назад +1

    Let's remake Wakanda - too many black people
    Same logic!

    SURFWAV/TV 20 дней назад

    It sucks that he ignored Africa because game of thrones featuring Africa would be amazing. Imagine female warrior queens like Kandake of Meroe. The glitz and glamor of west African kingdoms flushed with gold. Shamans and witch doctors from traditional African religions using magic. Giant mythical beast like King Kong roaming the interior. Can even incorporate more piracy from the Barbary states. The possibilities are endless he really missed an opportunity.
    HBO need to make game of thrones Africa not that bullshit confederates show that nobody but 4channers want to watch.

  • Ashley Mangtani
    Ashley Mangtani 21 день назад

    Gosh Mr let him speak!!

  • kevin_marek
    kevin_marek 21 день назад

    ... and no mention of Islam's revival and expansion of slavery, particularly the so-called "race-based" version. sheesh, you'd think he'd do more real research into the matter if he wants to portray it well.

  • Larry Emert
    Larry Emert 22 дня назад +1

    George just tell them to not buy the fuckin books if they don't like it. You have the money, your fans are watching and buying regardless. Everytime someone famous filters themselves or caves into these people it makes it more acceptable.

  • Larry Emert
    Larry Emert 22 дня назад

    The US has turned into a big pile of shit. People worry more about race, sex, and politics than they do making something out of themselves. I feel bad for kids who have to grow up with this bullshit

  • Peter Brooke
    Peter Brooke 22 дня назад +1

    I see it as hes writing a story that feels real he doesnt shy away from tough subjects and everyone is morally gray like in real life hes reflecting our reality of human emotion and everything that comes with that and translating it into a fantasy novel where the characters could quite easily exist nowadays its masterful he isnt pushing any political agenda hes just honestly and explicitly showing us what humans are capable of and have done in the past and even to this day

  • NZ GAMER123
    NZ GAMER123 24 дня назад

    I'm getting fucking tired of this sjw, identity politics bullshit.

  • Broboter
    Broboter 24 дня назад

    ... who cares its a fantasy book

  • rasemvi
    rasemvi 25 дней назад

    mevrouw met kort pittig kapsel

  • John Brimm
    John Brimm 25 дней назад

    White walkers are actually black

  • Nikio
    Nikio 25 дней назад

    He handled it pretty well.

  • Senor Lemongrab
    Senor Lemongrab 25 дней назад

    Barber: So ma'am, what do you want?
    Interviewer: Let me speak to your Manager.
    Barber: Say no more!

  • ws 2019
    ws 2019 25 дней назад

    The wire was racist using all black people in Baltimore, where is the diversity 🤔☻

  • Andym8910
    Andym8910 25 дней назад

    Lol I remember the outcry about one of the starks being raped and literally in the same episode some dude gets his dick cut off.

  • xxydot
    xxydot 25 дней назад

    George is sitting there like, are these people retarded.

  • Nazrin Pengiran
    Nazrin Pengiran 25 дней назад

    you can see how much he's not giving a damn. Well done for you GRRM

  • mogznwaz
    mogznwaz 25 дней назад

    Where do these people get off telling a writer that he needs to be 'woke' and please the PC obsessed literati's whine of the month?

  • Corey M
    Corey M 25 дней назад

    It’s a tv show with dragons and frozen zombies. What the fuck are you trying to accomplish by asking questions to push your agenda? Who really cares?

  • RomanowRomanow Aleksiej
    RomanowRomanow Aleksiej 25 дней назад

    ya... ya.... ya.... ya.... ya....

  • Valentin O.
    Valentin O. 25 дней назад

    This is medieval fantasy : medieval = sexism, racism, all was due to god. Fantasy = shut up it's magic. Once again, don't argue with a feminazi xD lost of time ! I stopped the video at 1:00 unbearable ! STFU !!!

  • Scout and Jake
    Scout and Jake 25 дней назад

    And you wonder why no one wants to fuck you

  • tama yeager gibson
    tama yeager gibson 25 дней назад

    How about "we dont like how sjws are translating this. They are implicating things that are not there. Period. Stop looking for excuses to be offended".

  • alizilla1
    alizilla1 25 дней назад

    Shut ya fucking mouth petal it's a fuckin tv show. If you or anyone else feel offended by it then fuck off and don't watch it.

  • Zizi Jun
    Zizi Jun 25 дней назад

    Americans always seem to be so short-sighted on the slavery issue. They see their own country's history of it as being a world-wide depiction of this horrible social structure, while missing the fact that non-black people had also been enslaved before. they weren't enslaved based on race, as the Africans were in the US, but nevertheless they Were slaves, on the same level as black people had been. I don't mean to sound patronizing about it, this is just how it is. Stop immediately equating the word "slavery" with Africans. They Were the ones who experienced it because of their skin colour, and thats inhuman, but they weren't the Only ones to experience slavery as a practice.

  • porkchoppeaches
    porkchoppeaches 25 дней назад

    Why did they choose for Dannerys to get raped by her husband in the show ? The book was waaay steamier !! (Hint she was def consenting ! I would have rather seen that one !) * maybe because we have to keep propagating the narrative that women and brown people are oppressed... wonder who benefits from that narrative ?

  • TheBashar327
    TheBashar327 25 дней назад +1

    Yes, Martin wrote interesting female characters, and he probably thinks he believes in feminism. The problem is he failed to appreciate what modern feminism wants; they don't want to female characters to be human, they want them to be as physically strong or preferably stronger than males, to be smarter than all the males, and much more virtuous. He wrote his female characters with flaws, and thus insulted modern 3rd wave feminism ideology. He thought he could please those that are perpetually displeased.

  • Jason Guinn
    Jason Guinn 25 дней назад

    That questions was an insult. I love watching Martin's face while the feminist idiot goes on and on with a question that has next to nothing to do with the book and uses more than one feminist lingo BS. As a novelist myself, I would have asked her what the hell is a phallic structure of power? And then asked if she read the book and pointed out with a slap how many bad ass female characters are actually in the book. And also point out if she has a question about the TV show how about you ask the producers. Oh yeah, and your question isn't worth my time.