'Game of Thrones': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren wanted Sansa to sit on the Iron Throne
According to freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, the finale of HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones' was ruined by sexist men who thought women are too emotional to lead.
On Tuesday, expressing outrage over the series finale that aired Sunday night, Warren posted a video on Twitter showing the two reps discussing the HBO show.
"I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world, and then the last two episodes it's like, 'Oh, they're too emotional, the end'," Ocasio-Cortez says.
"It's like, ugh! This was written by men," she added, Daily Mail reports.
The assessment by the congresswoman from New York was upheld by Warren, a 2020 Democratic candidate for president.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "Working family-focused policies + Game of Thrones gender convos. Elect you an official that can do both."
The duo is set to release another video later this week to include "something we're working on."
'Game of Thrones' garnered a cult-like following after it brought to life the novel by George R. R. Martin 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' The popular show aired on HBO for eight years before finally concluding over the weekend.
The story revolves around the battle to find the rightful King or Queen to sit on the "Iron Throne" and rule over the seven kingdoms in Westeros.
According to reports, the finale left several fans unsatisfied or enraged after Daenerys Targaryen, one of the main heroines, went on the offensive and burned down an entire city.
Eventually, Jon Snow, her lover, killed her when it became clear she had gone insane and would use her newfound power to burn civilizations to the ground. The tragic scene shows Snow weeping over her dead body after sharing one last kiss.
However, many feminists were cheering for Targaryen to lead and become the rightful heiress to the throne. At the same time, others wanted Snow to take charge and rule as King.
However, in keeping with the show's tradition of unpredictability, neither ends up sitting on the throne. Targaryen is killed and Snow is banished to the north, while Bran Stark, a male character, is chosen as the new ruler.
This did not sit well with Senator Warren, who felt that Bran's older sister Sansa Stark should have taken the reigns when Snow and Targaryen were out of the picture.
"I was even willing, at the end, to make a quick allegiance shift when Dany went nuts," Warren said, referring to Danaerys Targaryen. "So I was over to Sansa. I was like, Team Sansa."
Nonetheless, Sansa did maintain her title as Queen of the North.
"I was disappointed," Ocasio-Cortez said of the series finale. "We need to get some feminist analysis up in HBO."
"They need some help on this," Warren responded.