Ed Sheeran and his brief cameo in Game of Thrones did not sit well with fans.
In the show, Sheeran played a Lannister soldier who gets interrupted by Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark while singing. She says to him, “It’s a pretty song, I’ve never heard it before”. He then replies to her, “It’s a new one”. The song was originally sung by Tyrion Lannister in the books.
The appearance of Sheeran was enough to send die-hard fans into a frenzy. They took to Twitter to vent their frustration, with somedirecting their anger at Sheeran himself, causing the singer to shutting down his Twitter account entirely.
Besides deleting his Twitter account, the ginger-haired singer has yet to make an official statement about the backlash. He did, however, post a photo on Monday from behind-the-scenes on his Instagram page (see above).
What do you think of Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones? Check out some of our favorite Twitter reactions below.
Only way to justify Ed Sheeran's #GameOfThrones cameo is for him to greet Bran with: "When your legs don't work like they used to before…"
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 17, 2017
Arya : It's a pretty song. I've never heard it before.
Ed Sheeran : It's a new one. Buy it on itunes
— J 👹🇲🇾🌺 (@kmlxvisual) July 18, 2017
Top Three Characters I've wanted to see murdered on Game of Thrones
1. Ed Sheeran
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDillonOne) July 17, 2017