Arya Stark has made a lot of people uncomfortable.
The latest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ had some really intense stuff happen. *SPOILERS UPCOMING* From Brienne being knighted, to Winterfell prepping itself for the White Walkers’ attack- this episode had it all.
In the midst of it all, Arya Stark’s gentle flirting with Gendry continues and eventually leads to both to them having sex.
She walks up to Gendry and basically says that since everyone’s about to die, she just wants to know how it feels.
The best reaction following the scene has to be Sophie Turner’s.
— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) April 22, 2019
People on Twitter were making all sorts of jokes.
— Christian Amici (@ChristianAmici7) April 22, 2019
— 𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧 (@gianbalgoss) April 23, 2019
A lot of people were left really disturbed by Gendry and Arya finally getting together.
— Darian Ashton (@datdarndoe) April 22, 2019
People were checking her age as well.
— Ashleigh🍀 (@axhmuaxo) April 22, 2019
Arya Stark actor, Maisie Williams was also left disturbed, but for very different reasons.
We as desi kids know the feeling, there’s an intimate scene playing on TV and we’re sitting with our parents- suuuper awkward. Now let’s take that up a few hundred notches; imagine you’re IN that intimate scene. Well, that’s what Maisie has had to deal with.
if u feel uncomfortable just know that my mother and my step dad and my 2 sisters and my 4 brothers have all probably watched this too ahahakillmeehehe
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) April 23, 2019
People were making all sorts of jokes.
"A girl has no dress." 🙊 https://t.co/3g5Edv4faS
— D O K M A N (@russellmaginoo) April 24, 2019
Some supported her for her decision.
i mean who wants to die a "v", right? 😂 https://t.co/XxAXHPXnuV
— 4.26 jaded one 🍷 (@justhinjade) April 24, 2019
Maisie Williams stans were through the roof.
I think this is my favorite 22 year old on the planet right now https://t.co/8EZr1U1aUr
— Jonathan Nichols (@WvuAlphaSoldier) April 24, 2019
Some people were still seeing her as a kid.
NO MATTER, YOU ARE A CHILD https://t.co/ufgOWCjcnv
— Octa (@octaaugusto) April 23, 2019
But still Arya.. You will always be my little Arya stark the little sister of Sansa.. https://t.co/lKPAUvgy3h
— Your Brother (@havimoola) April 24, 2019
But honestly, people being uncomfortable does not compare to Maisie’s actual family watching it.
dumb twitter: ugh watching her was like watching my sister
maisie: hush you nobodys, may ACTUAL FAMILY had to watch that https://t.co/YCjR53yfzJ
— monica | got8 spoilers (@valkyriesdrink) April 24, 2019
There were EXTREME opinions…
— We Are Negan (@NeganWins) April 23, 2019
But there were some staunch supporters of the scene.
To those shocked by Arya's lovemaking scene: isn't it refreshing to see a young woman owning her body & the choice to engage in consensual sexual activity? Grow up & 👏 for Arya's adulting we've had the privilege to see.
— Deepa Ranganathan (@SinfullyAlive) April 24, 2019
People can go the eff to sleep if they're uncomfortable. Twas hot shit. I've watched like 3 times. Get it girl. Ain't nobody would be questioning anything if it was a male character getting some. Give us more, thanks bye. https://t.co/gymI62Nkn7
— Sina (@SINaaa13) April 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the spoiler alert brigade was triggered to no end.
Hey guys, Maisie Williams is posting spoilers. Please yell at her too. https://t.co/ZtRDOxOk64
— Tamarella (@itssynecdoche) April 24, 2019
Oops spoilers? 😆 https://t.co/ZxOngg3GIx
— Rob Grayston (@RobGrayston) April 23, 2019
So where do you stand on this? Will Arya always be a child for you, or did this scene make you scream ‘yaaasss queeeen’?
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