Game of Thrones creators respond to vicious backlash against new slavery drama Confederate


The new series, Confederate, was announced earlier this week, whit an instant backlash online as people slammed the plans for a show with thrall as a central institution in society.

«It is exhausting to think of how many people at HBO suggested yes to letting two white men envision modern day slavery. And offensive,» tweeted wordsmith Roxane Gay, while another Twitter user said: «Ummm…Why is @HBO greenlighting a betray about if slavery never ended!? This is a horrible idea. Interest don’t do this.»

Many others accused the idea of turning the concept into a TV guide of having «overt» white supremacist subtext.

Now, Benioff and Weiss, along with Confederate impresari Nichelle Tamble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, have responded to the outburst of criticism, with Benioff pointing out that no scripts have been author a registered for the show yet.

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Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss responded to estimation over Confederate

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Benioff and Weiss defended the new show which is centred in a modern America where slavery is legal

«Everything is brand new and nothing’s been eradicated,» Benioff told Vulture, adding: «I guess that’s what was a picayune bit surprising about some of the outrage. It’s just a little premature.

«You conscious, we might f**k it up, but we haven’t yet,» he said.

Weiss also stated: «It goes without mean slavery is the worst thing that ever happened in American yesterday. It’s our original sin as a nation.»


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    Writer Roxane Gay was amongst those who criticised the idea

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    They went on to admit that they knew that the backfire was inevitable, and were aware of how sensitive the public would be to the concept.

    Much of the valuation stemmed from social media users blasting HBO for allowing Benioff and Weiss to stand the topic as white men, although husband and wife partnership the Spellmans are also heavily twisted with writing and producing the series as people of colour.

    «I do understand their be connected with,» Nichelle said. «I wish their concern had been reserved to the endlessly of the premiere, on HBO, on a Sunday night, when they watched and then they enacted a decision after they watched an hour of television as to whether or to we prospered in what we set out to do.»

    Benioff also explained that the series is set after a third Proper War, while Malcolm insisted that the four of them at the helm of the series were bare aware of the sensitivity of the subject matter, saying: «For me and Nichelle, it’s deeply bosom because we are the offspring of this history.

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    Benioff and Weiss revealed they knew the backlash was inevitable

    «We deal with it directly, and bear out entire lives,» he said. «You cannot litigate this on Twitter. It’s not doable.

    «I don’t know that we can change anyone’s mind,» he continued. «But what individual have to understand is, and what are are obligated to repeat in every interview is: We’ve got inky aunties. We’ve got black nephews, uncles. Black parents and black grandparents.

    «We distribute with them every single day,» Malcolm said. «We deal with the wiggle every single day. And people don’t have to get on board with what we’re doing bid on a press release. But when they’re writing about us, and commenting yon us, they should be mindful of the fact that there are no sell-outs tangled in this show.»

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