Somehow, we've reached a point in our pop culture discourse where entitled fans think creators owe them something. There's probably no more perfect an example of this tomfoolery than Game of Thrones, which has been met with multiple petitions and outright demands from fans during its final run.
Series star Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark on the eight-season HBO juggernaut, recently spoke with The New York Times about the series' widely watched finale. During the conversation, the topic of viral petitions from frustrated fans was broached, with Turner firmly stating her disapproval of such attempts at interfering with the creative process.
"All of these petitions and things like that—I think it's disrespectful to the crew and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years and for 11 months shooting the last season," she said. "Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they want to see is just disrespectful."
Exactly. Instead of petitioning creators, why not put that wasted energy into making your own show?
Meanwhile, Joe Jonas—he of the Jonas Brothers—recently expressed his support for Turner and the rest of the Thrones team: