Game of Thrones: Ed Sheeran returns to Twitter after deleting account post receiving flak for cameo

FP Staff

Jul 19, 2017 11:13:35 IST

Once again, social media sunk its ugly claws into Ed Sheeran's fragile self-esteem, as the singer deleted his Twitter account after receiving numerous hate tweets over his cameo in the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 7.

 Game of Thrones: Ed Sheeran returns to Twitter after deleting account post receiving flak for cameo

A still from Ed Sheeran's cameo on Game of Thrones.

The singer's disappearance however was short-lived, as his profile was up and running a few hours after it had reportedly been deleted.

All of Sheeran's tweets since April 2015 have been deleted, and his 19 million fan following has dwindled down to 15 million at last count. His current Twitter biography reads 'I don't use this anymore, please follow me on @teddysphotos on Instagram, lots of love x'.

​Sheeran had previously reduced his online activity on Twitter after saying that he could not cope with the hate directed towards him online (not the first time that Sheeran has let Twitterati get under his skin), according to a report by The Guardian.

Here's how fans reacted to Sheeran's departure from Twitter

Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones' latest season involved the actor reciting just two lines — "It's a new one", which is in reference to a song that Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) hears Sheeran singing, and the singer's character calling King's Landing the "Worst place in the world".

The show's fans however criticised the unnecessary inclusion of a celebrity in the scene (in a cameo that was not disguised all too well — unlike Coldplay's drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody's cameo in the same show previously).

"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. This year we finally did it," explained David Benioff (Game of Thrones' co-showrunner), on how Sheeran found himself in a cameo on the show in the first place.

Sheeran will soon be seen making another cameo in The Simpsons, as a character that has been caught up in a love triangle with the show's female protagonist Lisa Simpson. It is yet to be seen how fans and subsequently Sheeran reacts to that appearance.

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2017 11:13:35 IST

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