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    Lili Reinhart Responded To Backlash She Got For Defending "Game Of Thrones"

    Oh, and Jacob Anderson aka Grey Worm agrees.

    The Game of Thrones fandom reached a tipping point last Sunday, when this season's controversial fifth episode led to a fan creating a petition to remake Season 8.

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    Yesterday, Riverdale star Lili Reinhart defended the show, leaving an Instagram comment explaining, "This is not how television works."

    It would appear that Reinhart received a lot of flack for coming to the GoT cast and crew's defense, because today she took to Insta again to double down on her support for the show.

    In her Instagram story, Reinhart wrote a message "for the people coming at me for my Game of Thrones petition comment," calling the petition "inappropriate."

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    "It's inappropriate as an audience member to demand change from an entire crew of writers, creators, performers, etc. just because it did not satisfy you," she wrote. "Fans, of course, are an incredibly large reason why shows are successful...But it does not excuse certain destructive and disrespectful behavior toward people who have dedicated their entire lives to creating a show or film."

    Reinhart then likened the petition to criticizing a painter's art to their face, saying it's an "entitled" way to act.

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    "So think about it that way. Bye."

    Meanwhile, one of the show's cast members has weighed in on the petition as well: When asked about it on ABC's Strahan and Sara, Jacob Anderson — aka Grey Worm — called it "rude."

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    "Obviously, the show feels to people like it belongs to them," he said. "That’s really good — I think it’s really important when people take something into their heart and it means something to them. However, it doesn’t. I just mean that in the sense that I was there and the crew, in particular, are like the hardest working people I’ve ever met. I think to trivialize their work in that way — I find it quite sad."

    Anderson also gave a shout-out on Instagram praising a specific part of the crew: namely, the stunt team led by Rowley Irlam.

    Meanwhile, the final Game of Thrones episode EVER is set to air tomorrow, no matter how the fans are feeling about the show.

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    So if you're a fan, keep Lili and Jacob's words in mind this Sunday and maybe don't throw your criticism at the hard-working crew of one of what remains — overall — one of the best TV shows ever made, K?

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