Hi. You remember the above photo of Richard Madden, former star of the HBO hit Game of Thrones, right? That photo, which went viral shortly after the airing of the controversial “Red Wedding” episode last season, is now causing women online to call for his castration.
Of course, the natural response to that sentence is “Uhm … why?” It actually has to do with train etiquette. You see, his legs are way too far apart which makes him less a crestfallen king and more of a prick, according to a Tumblr called “Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train.”
“Castrate him. Maybe it would free up some of the space his c*** is desperately trying to take up,” someone commented of the photo.
The site is all about sexual politics and male privilege and stuff, and it’s completely possible that the OP doesn’t even know that the photo depicts Robb Stark, the King in the North. Searching the site for Game of Thrones-related keywords (Richard Madden, Red Wedding, Robb Stark) yields nothing. Another commenter was quick to point out that maybe an exception can be made for the 27-year-old actor.
“Hey now. Robb Stark is the King of the North. He can take up as much space as he likes. When you play the game of underground seating you either win or die,” one user stated.
Still, King in the North or no, it made little difference to most.
“Oh man, Robb Stark is a subway leg-spreader?! Maybe the Red Wedding was justified after all… ” commented one user.
What do you think of Richard Madden’s poor tube etiquette?