Emilia Clarke, the lovely Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, is obviously gorgeous, so of course seeing her face in an advertisement is a good thing. However, the Russian town of Yekaterinburg took matters into their own hands and used Emilia’s picture in an anti-rape PSA that’s in support of politician Yakov Silin. I don’t really get it, but here’s the translation of the ad – in which Emilia is a girl called Anya who feels safe in the city now (via Digital Spy):
“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.”
Well, that’s… great. Obviously it’s a good message, so it could be worse, but Silin’s campaign organisers have admitted that they haven’t asked for permission to use Emilia’s picture – even though they still posted it on Facebook. Dun dun dunnnnnn.