A major shit-storm has broken out on social media after a rape scene was broadcast in a recent episode of Game of Thrones.

Some viewers are threatening a boycott of the HBO drama after character Sansa Stark (played by actress Sophie Turner) was violated by her new husband – while a dude she grew up with was forced to watch.

US senator Claire McCaskill led the outrage at the weekend when she tweeted her anger – and today according to those informed folks at Mail Online the protest is now spreading like wildfire.

“I’m done with Game of Thrones,” wrote McCaskill. “Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable.”

Turner, who acted in the scene, has meanwhile came out to defend the footage after it aired.

She told Entertainment Weekly: “When I read that scene, I kinda loved it.’

Decide for yourself by watching the controversial scene at the Mail – click here.

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