Did Twitter Really Chase Ed Sheeran Away?
Earlier this week, Ed Sheeran appeared in a cameo on Game of Thrones (GOT), a fantasy television show based off George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, in a scene together with actor Maisie Williams, who plays the character Arya Stark.
His role in Game Of Thrones involved just two lines – “It’s a new one”, in reference to a song that Arya heard him singing, and “Worst place in the world”, about King’s Landing. It was said that Williams was a big fan of the singer, they wanted to have Sheeran appear on the show to surprise her. They had tried to get him on for years.
His appearance on the first episode of the season finale received a mix of positive and very critical reviews, with much of the criticisms arising around the assumption that there was little attempt to disguise his cameo as other artists like Coldplay drummer Will Champion had been more difficult to spot in their scenes. Some of his fans struggled to recognise him. Others were outraged by the casting, claiming that the placement of such a prominent pop star posed a distraction to the movie.
These criticisms led some people on Twitter to say some of these things,
— Christopher Cho (@KiChoHS) July 17, 2017
— tiffanyjeannc (@tiffanyjeannc) July 17, 2017
— Parhlo (@parhlo) July 17, 2017
— Curious🐵George (@GtStevenson) July 18, 2017
And so… Ed Sheeran.
Or so we thought.
Last i’ll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my game of thrones cameo, because I am in game of thrones, why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It’s clearly fuckin’ awesome. Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want. Here is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together
Later on, after posting a picture of himself and his manager riding off into the sunset, Ed Sheeran said he “was always intending to come off Twitter” and denied it had anything to do with the criticism of his recent GOT cameo. He had previously limited his activity on Twitter, saying he could not cope with the hate directed at him online. The singer removed his entire presence from the site earlier this week, a month after claiming that he planned to stop using it. But he later reactivated his account, quickly regaining the millions of followers. This leaves one to beg the question: Did Ed Sheeran really run from Twitter because of the criticisms, or was it just a coincidence that he left when he did?
Edward Christopher Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He performed record-breaking songs like Shape of You and Castle on the Hill. He has won Britain’s Album of the year with his second album titled x (read as multiply). His single from x titled Thinking Out Loud won two Grammys in 2016.