Kit Harington Says Game of Thrones Critics Can ‘Go F*ck Themselves’

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Didn’t like all those circles? The tease of Cersei being pregnant? That out-of-nowhere (but cute!) inclusion of elephants? Kit Harington doesn’t give a shit about your negative Game of Thrones energy, so don’t even think about wasting your time brainstorming a dumb tweet that’ll get, like, 15 RTs. Or worse: Write a negative review. Because Jon Snow himself, quite proud at how he and his fellow GOT castmates managed to survive a brutal filming schedule for the show’s final season, is in a self-described “defiant” mood, so much so that he wants to have a word with critics who may err on positive vibes in their pieces.

“I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season — and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here — but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their negative judgement on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves,” he told Esquire. (Half an hour? Our recappers wish! These take time!) “Because I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this. I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show. Because they cared about it so much. Because they cared about the characters. Because they cared about the story. Because they cared about not letting people down.” Harington added, just for all the fans out there: “Now if people feel let down by it, I don’t give a fuck. That’s how I feel.” Well, we guess he’ll like our recap then.

Kit Harington: Game of Thrones Critics Can ‘F*ck Themselves’