Salty Fans Have ‘Google-Bombed’ The Creators Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ To Have Their Images Show Up When You Search ‘Bad Writers’

Don’t worry, this article is spoiler free. Though you may want to worry if you’re “bad writers” D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.

The final episodes of Game of Thrones have been divisive, to say the least. While some fans are less vocal of their displeasure, others have taken to the internet to make their opinions very clear.

User TheCLittle_ttv on Reddit’s r/freefolk board, a forum for Game of Thrones fans, suggested Google bombing the showrunners of the popular series.

A suggestion which picked up steam very quickly.

Bad Writers. Upvote this post so its the first result when you google “Bad writers.” from freefolk

When a post on Reddit becomes popular, it is indexed very highly by Google’s algorithm. Intentionally making a post with key phrases and photos can associate things through Google searches. Doing this with negative concepts is called “Google bombing.”

The upvoted post hoped to associate a picture of D.B. Weiss and David Benioff with the phrase “bad writers.”

Many on the board were in favor of the act, though some disagreed, mostly due to how meaningless the gesture would be in the long run.

“Nobody is going to Google “bad writers””


“That’s not true, I googled that term last week trying to find out who was writing GOT Season 8.”


“Y’all need to chill out and just enjoy the hype-brawl that HBO wants you to watch. It’s just WWF with zombies and dragons, not some literary masterpiece. Not anymore.”


“And it’s rich because none of these fucks here have better ideas.”


The TV show based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin enjoyed massive popularity during its early seasons. Despite critical reception dropping in later seasons, the series is hitting all-time high viewing figures in the lead up to the finale.

However, this doesn’t mean fans are happy. Many have voiced their displeasure at choices for characters, plot points hit and missed, and even the brevity of the last few seasons.

Which may be why some internet users aren’t too broken up over the Google bomb.

The fan reaction to the ending of the series has brought a discussion simmering in this culture to the forefront. To what extent are the fans owed story, if at all?

After the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, some fans were upset at different parts of the film. Some went so far as to try and petition the film be remade, a reaction that is being played out again with the final season of Game of Thrones.

Think pieces and threads have been written on the entitlement culture created by modern fans. If entertainment isn’t tailored specifically to their tastes, they demand it be remade. That or try to associate you with the term “bad writers.”

Some think content creators owe their fans for their success and could probably do better to understand what fans enjoy about their work, but many feel the online reaction has gone too far.

The series finale for Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday. Viewing figures for the episodes this season are close to toppling HBO records set by The Sopranos.

Only time will tell if it can please any one of those viewers.