Ed Sheeran: 'I didn't go off Twitter because of Game of Thrones backlash'

Ed Sheeran made a cameo in the first episode of Game of Thrones' seventh season, in a scene where he starred with Maisie Williams.

PTI July 20, 2017 17:22:57 IST
Ed Sheeran: 'I didn't go off Twitter because of Game of Thrones backlash'

Singer Ed Sheeran insists he didn't quit Twitter because of the negative reaction to his Game of Thrones cameo and says it was just a coincidence.

Ed Sheeran I didnt go off Twitter because of Game of Thrones backlash

This image released by HBO shows Ed Sheeran, left, and Maisie Williams in a scene from Game of Thrones. Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama. Image via AP

The 26-year-old 'Galway Girl' hitmaker says he isn't worried about what other people think of his role.

"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 awesome. Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want (sic)," reads a post on his Instagram.

This comes after the episode's director Jeremy Podeswa defended Sheeran's appearance.

"I think Ed did a lovely job - he's a lovely actor and a lovely person. He was appropriate for the part because he needed to sing. If people didn't know who Ed was, they wouldn't have thought about it twice.

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