‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Political With Fake Attack Ads
Imagine, if you will, if the characters of ‘Game of Thrones‘ decided to put down their swords and ships and dragons and approach their quest for the throne in a more political way. The attack ads on TV would be amazing, right?
These faux attack ads come courtesy of Mother Jones, and feature Daenerys Targaryen, Joffrey Baratheon, and Robb Stark called out for being totally politically incorrect. The ads even cite fake newspapers, like “The Stark Sentinel,” and interview “locals.” Very clever.
The first ad features Daenerys, so-called “mother of dragons,” who hilariously received a government bailout from the city of Qarth and “pals around with Dothraki terrorists.” What we want to know is why this ad doesn’t attack her for her perfect skin and hair — seriously, where does she find the time?
Up next is Joffrey, the child king everyone loves to hate, and the result of “twincest.” This ad takes inspiration from the birther movement, demanding to see Joffrey’s birth certificate to prove he is the true heir to Robert Baratheon (spoiler: he isn’t).
This final ad attacks Robb Stark, the celebrity of the north with a traitor father, a mother he imprisoned himself, and a brother deserted to the Night’s Watch. Oh, and he totally employs an illegal immigrant as a nanny for his younger brothers. What a jerk.