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Australian TV Exec Apologizes For Calling Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Short & Dumpy
 

 
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"Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen has been called many things: Mother of Dragons. The Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea. The Unburnt.

But dumpy? That's a first.

The CEO of an Australian television company has apologized after referring to Emilia Clarke, who portrayed Daenerys on HBO's megahit Game of Thrones for eight seasons, as a "short, dumpy girl."

At a screening of the prequel series House of the Dragon on Tuesday, Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany reportedly told the crowd in attendance that he wasn't an early adopter of the fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin's sprawling novels.

"I was like, 'What's this show with the short, dumpy girl walking into the fire?'" Delany said, according to the Australian news outlet Crikey.

The crowd didn't laugh at his joke, with one attendee telling Crikey, "People in the room were obviously shocked by it."

Film critic Travis Johnson confirmed the remark on social media, tweeting, "Yeah, I was there for this, and turned to my mate for clarification as I simply didn't believe someone would say that on mic."

A day after Delany's remarks, Foxtel released a statement clarifying the incident, telling The Wrap, "The aim was to convey that for him, Games of Thrones was something very different for television in 2011 and that Emilia Clarke went from relatively unknown to one of the most recognized and most-loved actors in television and film."


The statement concluded with a mea culpa: "On behalf of Mr. Delany, the Foxtel Group apologizes if his remarks were misunderstood and caused any offense."

Representatives for Clarke and Foxtel did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment Thursday.

House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, which means Clarke, 35, does not appear in the new show. The 10-episode series, based on Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood, tells the story of the Targaryen empire at the height of its powers, before civil war threw control of the Iron Throne into chaos. (Yes, you'll see plenty of dragons soaring through the skies.)

House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Milly Alcock and Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen as a teenager and an adult, respectively.

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik told EW that the potential exists to embrace an anthology model to explore more Westerosi history.

"I think that's one of the interesting things about the Targaryens," said Sapochnik, who co-wrote House of the Dragon. "We've chosen a story that's almost like Star Wars: Episode IV. It's the New Hope. We can go backwards, we can go forwards. There's a lot of opportunities there. I hope we've been given the opportunity to set up something."

House of the Dragon premieres Aug. 21."

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 1 month ago '04        #2
NAKHI ALLAH 
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Nah ole girl is cool AF and very humble I fux with her heavy
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 1 month ago '18        #3
Twrecz 
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 Eclectic said



"Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen has been called many things: Mother of Dragons. The Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea. The Unburnt.

But dumpy? That's a first.

The CEO of an Australian television company has apologized after referring to Emilia Clarke, who portrayed Daenerys on HBO's megahit Game of Thrones for eight seasons, as a "short, dumpy girl."

At a screening of the prequel series House of the Dragon on Tuesday, Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany reportedly told the crowd in attendance that he wasn't an early adopter of the fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin's sprawling novels.

"I was like, 'What's this show with the short, dumpy girl walking into the fire?'" Delany said, according to the Australian news outlet Crikey.

The crowd didn't laugh at his joke, with one attendee telling Crikey, "People in the room were obviously shocked by it."

Film critic Travis Johnson confirmed the remark on social media, tweeting, "Yeah, I was there for this, and turned to my mate for clarification as I simply didn't believe someone would say that on mic."

A day after Delany's remarks, Foxtel released a statement clarifying the incident, telling The Wrap, "The aim was to convey that for him, Games of Thrones was something very different for television in 2011 and that Emilia Clarke went from relatively unknown to one of the most recognized and most-loved actors in television and film."




The statement concluded with a mea culpa: "On behalf of Mr. Delany, the Foxtel Group apologizes if his remarks were misunderstood and caused any offense."

Representatives for Clarke and Foxtel did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment Thursday.

House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, which means Clarke, 35, does not appear in the new show. The 10-episode series, based on Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood, tells the story of the Targaryen empire at the height of its powers, before civil war threw control of the Iron Throne into chaos. (Yes, you'll see plenty of dragons soaring through the skies.)

House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Milly Alcock and Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen as a teenager and an adult, respectively.

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik told EW that the potential exists to embrace an anthology model to explore more Westerosi history.

"I think that's one of the interesting things about the Targaryens," said Sapochnik, who co-wrote House of the Dragon. "We've chosen a story that's almost like Star Wars: Episode IV. It's the New Hope. We can go backwards, we can go forwards. There's a lot of opportunities there. I hope we've been given the opportunity to set up something."

House of the Dragon premieres Aug. 21."


the fu*k is dumpy
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 1 month ago '17        #4
Lazy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 1 month ago '21        #5
RJ Watkins 
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bi*ch been way overrated from jump. she is dumpy
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 1 month ago '10        #6
Delbert Mengel 
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what a d*ckhead

guarantee he looks like a weirdo
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 1 month ago '18        #7
Wiggy wexler  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x32
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She is a queen like dua lipa tf lol




No way anyone who gets consistent pwsay can spin otherwise

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Top 10 most propped recently  1 month ago '16        #8
Proveone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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I can't stand these non-apology apologies. "I'm sorry IF" "that wasn't my intention" " taken out of context". The moment you say any of that sh*t in an apology you ain't apologizing for anything other than the fact that people got mad

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 1 month ago '12        #9
NahBX 
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 1 month ago '10        #10
ElevateOne 
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not dumpy... ankles are not fat

her acting was sorta trash... although the script didn't help her in that last season
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 1 month ago '20        #11
Pinkythegreat 
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Damn short people can’t catch a break! She is short she like 5”2or 5 feet exactly and she’s petite… not overweight.. shiiiit. If I may short females probably got better pus sy too bc we shallow inside … idk they lame for that comment

 1 month ago '14        #12
freezetag 
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mannnn shorty fine af in GOT
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 1 month ago '15        #13
CZNM22  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 1 month ago '15        #14
Jital 
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He's capping. She s*xy, a white nubian queen







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 1 month ago '07        #15
ptwist  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Khaleesi, my queen, forever and always


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 1 month ago '06        #16
Storchaveli  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 NAKHI ALLAH said
Nah ole girl is cool AF and very humble I fux with her heavy
This. She’s down to earth. I’m not a huge fan but I’ll always defend her…
[spoiler - click to view]

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 1 month ago '22        #17
OmegaAT 
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Rather if she is or isn’t… If that’s how he feels then that’s his opinion. That’s what’s wrong with people today… can’t voice their own opinion out of fear for backlash.
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 1 month ago '22        #18
yourdaddy 
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lotta simps in here!
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 1 month ago '21        #19
I am awake 
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 yourdaddy said
lotta simps in here!
If they’re simps..

What are you?
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 1 month ago '13        #20
kromw2 
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call me the father of dragons
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 1 month ago '11        #21
Tony Franks  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 NahBX said

damn yo, I never knew this.

Somebody needs to stone that dude talking sh*t.

 1 month ago '16        #22
00010111  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 Twrecz said
the fu*k is dumpy
Kinda fat.

But BX would probably call her a pawg.

She is short, iunno about the 'dumpy' part though. Seems a bit harsh.
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 1 month ago '16        #23
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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 OmegaAT said
Rather if she is or isn’t… If that’s how he feels then that’s his opinion. That’s what’s wrong with people today… can’t voice their own opinion out of fear for backlash.
Wah wah wah I can't express my opinion without people expressing their opinion about that speech should only go one way boo hoo

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 1 month ago '19        #24
ZigZag  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30
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She is short & dumpy in reality without the movie glam Team.
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 1 month ago '22        #25
OmegaAT 
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 Boogersugar said
Wah wah wah I can't express my opinion without people expressing their opinion about that speech should only go one way boo hoo

Nobody said opinions about the speech couldn’t be expressed. I just said he shouldn’t have to apologize



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