The offensive statement made by the CEO of the Game of Thrones TV network regarding Emilia Clarke at the House of the Dragon event has been explained.

A television network has apologised after its CEO made derogatory remarks about Emilia Clarke.

During a premiere event for the new spin-off series on Wednesday (17 August)

the boss of Foxtel, which aired Game of Thrones in Australia, described the Daenerys actor as "short and dumpy."

Patrick Delany is quoted as saying of his first viewing of Game of Thrones: "I was like,

 in a speech given before the Sydney premiere of prequel House of the Dragon.

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