In a long letter to readers and the show's producers, Jill Pantozzi laid out why the site had reached its decision:
"There's only so many times you can be disgusted with something you love before you literally can't bring yourself to look at it anymore. That is where I currently find myself in relation to Game of Thrones. The staff of The Mary Sue feels the same. You may feel differently.
So, from this point forth there will no longer be recaps, photo galleries, trailers, or otherwise promotional items about Game of Thrones on The Mary Sue. The newsworthiness of other items will be discussed by the editorial team on a case by case basis.
We apologize to the cast and crew of the show, as well as countless others invested in the show through their own work, but also to our readers who may feel negatively impacted by this. We're constantly asking for better from those creating the media we love, for them to really think about what they're putting out into the world. We simply can't bring ourselves to be excited by a product which no longer meets our needs as fans.