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Fans Are Pissed At Lili Reinhart After She Dragged The Viral 'Game Of Thrones' Petition

Jake Bean
Jake Bean
May 19, 2019

Alright folks, today we're going to talk about Game Of Thrones. But this time... people aren't enjoying the hit TV show that has captivated audiences for the last eight years.

Spoilers?

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Uh, yeah. There will be spoilers.

But honestly, if you don't want to see GoT spoilers, you should not be on the internet right now.

People are not loving the final "Game Of Thrones" season.

They dislike it so much so that they've actually started a petition to get the whole season rewritten.

That's right, you read that correct, they started a whole petition!

A petition that has reached over a million signatures.

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At least as I write these words, it's reached a million. In fact, at this moment, the last person to sign was... "Cai Longbottom". So shout out to Cai, hope you read this buddy.

The petition really grew once episode five aired.

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Fans were seriously upset with the decision Dany made to burn down King's Landing.

The felt it was not like her at all.

Although some memes were born, fans were actually very upset.

Hence the petition.

It was also ranked the lowest of the episodes. Yeah, it was that bad.

In general fans are just not happy with the final season as a whole.

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Between the onset mistakes and the sloppy writing, fans are just over it.

Here are some tweets to show you why.

Twitter is everyone's favorite place to look at reactions.

You are always going to encounter some interesting arguments.

Fans really thought the writing was sub-par at best.

It's not an unpopular opinion. A few searches on Twitter will show you just how much people disliked the season.

But we're not here today to just talk about the petition.

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Enter Lili Reinhart.

She's an actress from Cleveland, Ohio (represent, girl) who's blonde hair, impeccable talent, and blue eyes have captured the hearts of Netflix users and CW watchers over the last couple of years.

You probably know her as Betty.

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From the hit TV Show Ugly Betty. What's that? She's actually Betty Cooper in a show called Riverdale?

Do you mean like the city Archie is from? Wow, that show must be so wholesome.

Recently, she's made some pretty controversial comments.

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See above.

Under an article Variety posted about the remake Season 8 petition, she said these words. Uh... oh boy Lili looks like you opened up one heck of a door.

Oh yes, you thought the burning of King's Landing was bad.

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You should see the comments section after her little response there. Currently, there are 470 responses to her sermon, and I'm sure that number will grow in the coming days after people read this biting piece of journalism.

First, the good.

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Some people agree with Lili that TV isn't "fan service". They don't actually say the reason that they agree in most cases, but an ally is an ally, no matter which way you slice it.

Now, the bad.

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Most people are calling her out on her frankly... (desperately looks up a nicer synonym for "dumb") shortsighted comments. And honestly, I kind of agree with the haters (for once).

I mean, if TV isn't for fan service...

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I.E. servicing the fans, then what is it for? It's not for creatives, that's for sure. If it was, then people wouldn't always copy the most popular thing at the time.

Some people think Lili is done.

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Which I don't really buy, I mean, if someone's career ended every time they said something shortsighted on the internet, we'd have no celebrities. Except for maybe Ian McKellen. That sweet, sweet man.

Others think the whole petition is... shortsighted.

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And they're pretty right too. I mean, do people honestly believe that

Here's what I, amongst others, think about the petition.

I honestly believe it's to make the creators of Game Of Thrones, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, as well as the writers, look... shortsighted. Then again, in the age of the internet, people are often very hard to please.

What do you think?

Do you think that Lili Reinhart is being shortsighted? Or do you think she has a point and it's the internet that's being shortsighted? Psh, the internet being shortsighted! Now I know this article is satire!