Washington [US], Aug 21 (ANI): “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has received an apology from Australian TV CEO over her “short, dumpy girl” remark.

According to Fox News, the television executive has apologized for calling “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke a “little, filthy girl.”

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany made offensive remarks to audiences at the premiere of “House of the Dragon,” the HBO show’s spinoff series, in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, according to Australian news outlet Crikey.

The Australian television executive spoke about how she was late to start watching the popular show, in which Clarke portrayed Daenerys Targaryen, and how she spoke about her feelings about a key scene in the “Game of Thrones” premiere episode. discussed.

“I was like, ‘What is this show that has this little, filthy girl walking on fire? He said, “According to cricket.

The outlet reported that Delany’s comment was poorly received by viewers. One attendee told Crick, “It felt like he was expecting to have a laugh with us, but the people in the room were clearly shocked.” Another attendee said, “I was gasping a little.”

During its eight seasons, “Games of Thrones” was broadcast on Foxtel in Australia. When the prequel series is released globally on August 21, the first episode will also air on Foxtel.

A Foxtel Group spokesperson apologized and clarified Delany’s comments following the backlash for his insult. “The Foxtel Group apologizes if their remarks were misunderstood and an offense occurred,” read the company’s statement obtained by The Wrap.

The company continued, “The aim was to convey that “Game of Thrones” was something different to television in 2011 and Emilia Clarke went from relatively unknown to the most recognizable and most-loved actors in television and film. Gone as one.”

According to a Foxtel press release, the “Game of Thrones” series finale set new records for business by attracting the largest overnight audience in the history of subscription TV. There are high hopes for “House of the Dragon,” which is based on “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire and Blood,” to do well in ratings. The program will tell the story of Daenerys’ Targaryen ancestors, set nearly 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”

Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Millie Alcock, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Paddy Considine, Fabian Frankel and Sonoya Mizuno are among the actors who appear in “House of the Dragon”.

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