"I think it's rude," Anderson told Good Morning America. "I think, obviously, the show feels to people like it belongs to them, and that's really good. I think it's really important when people take things into their heart. It means something to them. However, it doesn't [belong to them]."
"I just mean that in the sense that I was there, and the crew, in particular, on our show are like the hardest-working group of people I've ever met or ever had the pleasure to work with," he continued, "and I think to kind of trivialize their work in that way, I find it kind of sad. Less so for us because we just get to fight people and look cool."
Season 8 has drawn its fair share of ire. Last Sunday's penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, which saw Daenerys Targaryen raze King's Landing, holds a series-low Rotten Tomatoes score of 47 percent. The description on the controversial petition calls series co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss "woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on."
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
(via TV Guide)