The Real Reason Ed Sheeran Deleted His Twitter Last Weekend
Monday, July 17, Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account, causing an uproar among fans.
Just hours after his cameo appearance in the premier of Game of Thrones Season 7, the singer's role as a Lannister soldier was criticized all over the internet.
Game of Thrones fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Some particularly brutal ones included:
"Ed Sheeran's cameo on 'Game of Thrones' was pointless and dumb"
"When you think you're safe from Ed Sheeran but he even weasels his way into the seven kingdoms of Westeros"
"Audibly groaned when Ed Sheeran came on screen in #gameofthrones because it was entirely unnecessary and not subtle in the slightest"
"Was I the only one desperately hoping Arya pulls out Needle and stabs Ed Sheeran in the fucking neck?"
Last month, the singer had discussed taking a break from Twitter because of the proliferation of negative comments.
Although he has not officially confirmed with the public his reasons for leaving the social media site, it is likely that comments on his on-screen appearance on Sunday were the cause.
Sheeran appeared in the HBO fantasy drama as a Lannister soldier who encounters Arya in the woods, stopping to share a song and a meal.
The majority of the criticism came from the fact that the singer's role was poorly disguised, and his cameo appearance seemed to serve as a celebrity spotlight rather than a legitimate character.
Showrunner David Bennioff explained the decision to cast Sheeran back when the news first broke:
"We knew that Maisie Williams was a big fan of Ed Sheeran, and for years we've been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie."
Sheeran's character was given an ambiguous exit, leaving the option for him to be brought back in future episodes.