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    Updated on May 24, 2019. Posted on May 21, 2019

    That Kit Harington Quote Saying "Game Of Thrones" Haters "To Go F*** Themselves" Is Not About Reactions To The Finale

    It's **not** his reaction to the finale backlash, FYI.

    If you've been on the internet at all this week, you know that Game of Thrones fans are pretty displeased with Sunday night's finale, to say the least...

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    ^^The discourse, basically.

    So much so that fans have started a petition asking for Season 8 to be remade with "competent writers."

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    It currently has received more than 1.4 million signatures.

    And a few members of the cast have responded publicly: For example, Sophie Turner, AKA Sansa Stark, denounced the petition as "disrespectful" to everyone who worked on the show.

    And there's also a few articles going around on the internet about how Kit Harington (our boy Jon Snow) has been telling haters to go "f*** themselves" — but it's all based on a quote that's been taken out of context.

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    The original quote is from an interview Kit did with Esquire that was published April 15, 2019, which is before Season 8 even aired.

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    And it was in response to a question about how he felt about the expectations fans placed on the final season.

    "I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season — and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here — but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves," Kit said. "'Cause I know how much work was put into this."

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    A little further down, he also says: "Now if people feel let down by it, I don’t give a fuck—because everyone tried their hardest. That’s how I feel."

    So, just to recap: That quote from Kit Harington isn't technically about the final Game of Thrones episode or the backlash that it's received this week...

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    And, depending how you read the second half of that quote, Kit could have been talking about TV critics / media coverage of the show, not necessarily fans and their reactions.

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    And now you know!

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