Ed Sheeran exits Twitter after mixed ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo reviews
LONDON: Ed Sheeran’s Twitter page has vanished, prompting speculation that the music star has quit the social media platform after voicing discomfort with abuse directed at him on it.
The British singer, whose “Divide” album topped the charts in the United States earlier in July, has been vocal about his dislike for Twitter, telling Britain’s Sun newspaper that it was “nothing but people saying mean things”.
Sheeran’s apparent disappearance from Twitter on Monday came a day after a cameo appearance in the new series of sex-and-swords TV blockbuster “Game of Thrones”, for which he was also the focus of critical comment on the social media platform.
Playing a singing soldier in a single scene, Sheeran’s unnamed character encounters Arya Stark, one of the central characters, played by Maisie Williams.
HERE IS HOW TWITTER REACTED TO HIS CAMEO
— Lesley Wright (@lesleywright_) July 17, 2017
Arya Stark: It’s a pretty song. I’ve never heard of it before.
Ed Sheeran: It’s on Spotify.#gameofthrones
— Shivam Verma (@shivam13verma) July 17, 2017
#GameOfThones writing room:
“Ok we’re beyond the books, we have creative control”
“Concept: Ed Sheeran camping in the woods singing a song”
— Kyle Ethan (@kesnyder42) July 17, 2017
— Rebecca (@nota_regularmom) July 17, 2017