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'House of the Dragon': After one viewer refers to Matt Smith's looks as 'inbred but handsome', Internet erupts

The fan tweet referred to Matt Smith as 'handsome, but not in a way where you can rule out inbreeding’
Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in HBO's 'House of the Dragon' (IMDb)
Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in HBO's 'House of the Dragon' (IMDb)

'House of the Dragon' which released on Sunday, August 21, has been a hot topic of discussion ever since. It not only showed one of the most gruesome C-section scenes in the history of TV but also one of the shows which broke viewership figures on the first day of release. If it was a movie franchise, that many eyeballs would mean billions of dollars of profit. And it is all thanks to the die hard GOT fans who can't get enough of the world created by George RR Martin. The series also has a stellar cast — amongst them is Matt Smith who has been applauded widely for his portrayal of Daemon Targaryen.

Fans immediately started applauding him as they think 'Smith carried the show on his back.' But while most fans raved about his acting skills, one fan tweeted about his looks and it has since gone viral for its less than complimentary tone. Needless to say, people had a lot to 'emotions' to air and the comments on the viral tweet are a mixed bag. 


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The fan tweet which broke the internet said, "matt smith is such a good casting choice in house of the dragon bc he has that ‘handsome, but not in a way where you can rule out inbreeding’ type of look that's perfect for a Targaryen."


However, after this tweet showed up on the Twitter timeline, fans were roused to either agree with this assessment or come to Matt Smith's defense. Here is what they had to say. One fan bristled, tweeting, "Kinda weird thing to say about someone but ok…" Another fan commented, defending Smith, "It's not about his physical appearance. It's about his aura." Another wrote, "This tweet made me choke on water," to which a tweet replied, "I guess this is also the same reason why he was perfect to play Prince Philip in the crown." Another fan said, "That is the best way I’ve heard anyone describe Matt Smith. It just all makes sense now." Lastly, another tweet remarked, "You got the inbreeding part right. The handsome part…? Um lets just say he looks easy to draw."







Well no matter what the fans say, one thing is for sure that they cannot keep shut up about 'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon'. Based on the book written by George R. R. Martin the story of the series revolves around the Targaryen civil war that took place about 200 years before the events portrayed in 'Game of Thrones.'

Smith's first major television role came in the television series 'Party Animals,' a BBC drama series about fictional parliamentary advisors and researchers. Smith portrayed Danny Foster, a parliamentary researcher who was described as an intelligent but timid politics geek who should have moved on from researching at his age.

Smith rose to fame when he was revealed as the Eleventh Doctor in the British science-fiction television series 'Doctor Who' in January 2009. In 2021, Smith appeared in the music videos for the songs ‘We're On Our Way Now’ and ‘Flying on the Ground’ by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds,' and he also stars in the Netflix series 'The Crown,' which revolves around the royals of England.

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' airs every Sunday at 9 pm EST. You can watch it on HBO or stream it on HBO Max

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