‘House Of The Dragon’ Criticized For Lack Of Trigger Warning On Debut – Deadline

Dragon House was criticized for its lack of a trigger warning ahead of its first dramatic episode.

HBO game of thrones The prequel was watched by record international audiences when it premiered earlier this week, but drew criticism on social media for including, without warning, a fatal childbirth scene.

In the episode, King Viserys, played by Paddy Considine, orders a caesarean to be performed on his wife Aemma Aryn – played by Sian Brooke – while she is conscious, and the operation kills her and the baby.

While director Miguel Sapochnik told the press he consulted with many women before deciding to include the scene, some charities believe a trigger warning should have been added before the episode.

Jen Coates, director of bereavement charity Sands, told the BBC the importance of shows such as Dragon House to make people aware of what might be shown. She says:

“I think it’s quite traumatic for anyone actually.

“With 13 babies dying every day in the UK, the situation is also directly impacting a huge community of people.

“That way, people can be better equipped with the knowledge and make an informed decision to watch or skip particular scenes or episodes.”

John Whipple, creator of spoiler-triggering website Doesthedogdie.com, added that he thinks streaming services should try “to tailor warnings to each user, perhaps even recommending what to watch next.” based on a user’s specific triggers”.

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