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Game of Thrones rape scene row

A rape scene on TV's Game Of Thrones has been condemned by critics including a US politician.

In a tweet, Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill described the episode's sexual assault as "gratuitous" and "disgusting".

Other critics included the website The Mary Sue, which offers a feminist view of pop culture. The website posted that it would no longer promote the HBO series.

HBO declined to comment.

The attack involved newly-married characters Sansa and Ramsay.