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Fabien Frankel limits Instagram comments after receiving hateful messages from House of the Dragon fans

Fabien Frankel was criticised for his character Criston Cole’s actions.



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Fabien Frankel, who plays Ser Criston Cole in House of the Dragon, has deactivated the comments on his Instagram posts after receiving numerous hate messages from fans. The negative feedback from some viewers has prompted him to take action to maintain a positive environment on his social media.

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House of the Dragon star Fabien Frankel disables Instagram comments

Fabien Frankel is receiving hate on Instagram for the actions of Criston Cole in Episode 2 of House of the Dragon Season 2. After breaking his oaths as a member of the Kingsguard, Cole tells Alicent he can no longer be redeemed.

He also sends Ser Arryk Cargyll to assassinate his twin brother Erryk to remove suspicion from himself. He reminds Ser Arryk of their oaths and their sanctity despite having broken them himself. These actions have caused fans to hate the character even more than in Season 1.

After Frankel took action, many hateful comments were no longer visible, and commenting was disabled on his posts. This measure ensures that further negative messages cannot be posted, allowing Frankel to focus on his work without the added stress of online harassment.

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Fans come to Fabien Frankel’s defense

Despite the backlash from some fans, Frankel continues to be a beloved actor in House of the Dragon. Many fans came to his defense after he disabled the comments.


Other actors have received backlash for their roles in the franchise in the past. Olivia Cooke talked about the hate she received for her role as Queen Alicent Hightower.

Actress Lena Headey has also talked about the hate she got for playing Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

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