head
headheadhead
HomeContactRSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke’s Image Misused In Russian Political Ad
Empress Eve   |  

Game of Thrones 3.4 And Now His Watch Is Ended

A photo of actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, was misused in an election ad for United Russia politician Yakov Silin, according to the Daily Mail. The ad, which is for Silin’s campaign for Mayor of the industrial city of Yekaterinburg, identifies the 26-year-old British actress as a 24-year-old local woman named Anya and was used without permission.

In the ad, which contains an anti-rape message, “Anya” states, “I now have confidence that the city is safe, that no-one will attack me or rape me,” along with other quotes about how she’s “not afraid to walk at night in Yekaterinburg.”

Russian web users immediately saw past the farce and reportedly bombarded Silin’s website with sarcastic messages about the ad, which shows Clarke with her natural brunette locks as opposed to the platinum blonde tresses she sports as the Mother of Dragons on Game Of Thrones.

Here’s a screenshot of the ad, posted by the Daily Mail, along with translation:

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke misused in Russian political ad campaign

‘I suddenly noticed that for the last couple of years I’m not afraid to walk at night in Yekaterinburg.

‘I now have confidence that the city is safe, that no-one will attack me or rape me.

‘It’s so cool … There are only few people on the streets, the streets have lights, the city is fresh and incredibly beautiful. Especially after it has been raining.’

According to the Daily Mail, the unnamed creators of the ad eventually admitted they used Clarke’s likeness without her permission and on purpose to strengthen the message of their “Capital” program for Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in Russia: “We selected a famous and beautiful actress on purpose, to make it clear that this is a fantasy.”

‘We don’t claim that we have her support, even though we would not be ashamed to show her Yekaterinburg after implementation of the “Capital” programme.’

According to Silin’s website, “The first phase of the program “Capital” provides funding for improvement of Yekaterinburg, repair of city streets and courtyards and construction of road junctions,” so in case it’s unclear, the quotes from “Anya” in the ad are meant to stress how the city is not safe (that it’s a “fantasy”), hence why the Vladimir Putin-backed mayoral candidate is pushing this “Capital” program platform. (I see a lot of commenters online, as well as bloggers, thinking that Silin’s ad means he believes the city is so safe that women can walk around at night without worry.)

Clarke has yet to make a public statement about the use of her likeness in the ad or if she’ll take Silin’s team up on their offer for her to visit, which they’d better hope she doesn’t come to with her dragons – they aren’t as forgiving as she is.

SDCC 2012: HBOs Game of Thrones panel: Emilia Clarke

[Emilia Clarke at SDCC 2012 HBO's Game of Thrones panel. Photo by Dave3 for Geeks of Doom]

SDCC 2013: Game of Thrones panel: Emilia Clarke

[Emilia Clarke at SDCC 2013 HBO's Game of Thrones panel. Photo by Dave3 for Geeks of Doom]

[Source: Daily Mail via Uproxx]


Follow me on Twitter.

Previous Article
Next Article
«
»
Geeks of Doom on InstagramFollow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr
Geeks of Doom on YouTubeGeeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email DigestGeeks of Doom RSS Feed
Amazon.com
space
The Drill Down PodcastTARDISblend PodcastBlendoveR Podcast
2520 Clothing Company
2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2014 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
About | Privacy Policy | Contact