With the new season of Game of Thrones just two weeks away, star Emilia Clarke is everywhere as of late 鈥 like the cover of Rolling Stone, for instance. While the star talked at length in the accompanying interview about how she isn鈥檛 taken seriously because of her looks, it wasn鈥檛 her photos, but one highly controversial comment in particular that had fans sitting up and taking note.

Emilia Clarke

The remark in question came when Clarke was asked about sexism in Hollywood. While it was a fair question, to be sure, the 30-year-old鈥檚 response was one that fans felt was far from. 鈥淚 feel so naive for saying it, but it鈥檚 like dealing with racism,鈥 she quipped. She then attempted to clarify, adding, 鈥淵ou鈥檙e aware of it, and you鈥檙e aware of it, but one day, you go, 鈥極h, my God, it鈥檚 everywhere!鈥 Like you suddenly wake up to it and you go, 鈥榃ait a f*cking second, are you鈥 are you treating me different because I鈥檝e got a pair of tits? Is that actually happening?鈥 Yikes!

While not many would contest that Clarke was right on the money to say that sexism is alive and well in Hollywood, fans felt she went WAY too far in comparing a female actor鈥檚 professional plight to racism, ignoring intersectionality entirely 鈥 the idea that people can deal with a multitude of different issues at once, and that comparing them to one another gives complete disregard to the subtle ways they can actually intersect.

Needless to say, folks immediately took to Twitter to point out Clark鈥檚 snafu.

The actress has yet to respond to the backlash on her comments, but hopefully, the fan response will give her pause for thought in choosing her future words.

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