Ed Sheeran scored a cameo role in the new season of the hit TV show, Game of Thrones, to simultaneous cheers and boos from the internet. The aggro is understandable, seeing as Sheeran hardly did any acting at all, after singing. He appeared to be a required part of the backdrop as conversation between Arya Starck and other Lannister soldiers swirled about him.
According to Co-showrunner David Benioff, this is why Sheeran had a cameo: “We knew that Maisie 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.”
For most fans of the show, Game of Thrones just did something unforgivable. See below:
The singing Lannister
Throwback to the time I was a Lannister https://t.co/QEt6TiexbA
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) July 17, 2017
ed sheeran live in westeros #WinterIsHere pic.twitter.com/6Tkoh261bR
— wos (@erreairy) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran on #GoTS7…
The club isn't the best place to find a lover, so the Riverlands is where I go…" pic.twitter.com/0EvQHRODnN
— ∞ Aoife Mairéad ॐ ? (@TriggerHippieTV) July 17, 2017
me watching game of thrones: hey that guy hella sounds like ed sheeran lmao
me 5 secs later: pic.twitter.com/jEChmeXDvm
— ana (@anaweasley) July 17, 2017
what an unexpected cameo by Ed Sheeran but damn his voice is so good! And Arya Stark woohoo. #GoTS7 #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/7tXmjLOOsk
— Jon Winterfell (@JonWinterfall) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran is so sweet, he turned Lannister soldiers into proper little gentlemen.#GameofThrones7 pic.twitter.com/d4cI7Han2A
— r-T (@rT28250462) July 17, 2017
And Ed Sheeran fit right in. He looked like he was from Westeros.
King of doing it all.
— Odunayo (@OdunEweniyi) July 17, 2017
omg i love ed sheeran pic.twitter.com/WhJ4wZX5ni
— the little idiot (@eelek_) July 17, 2017
Anybody else wondering what was the point of the campfire scene with Ed Sheeran? #ytho #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/zK4eJwGglN
— Jane (@janechorongkim) July 17, 2017
ed sheeran in GoT: literally who is it for
— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
Me when @edsheeran showed up in tonight's episode.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/r0HIjTqzkY
— Rebecca (@nota_regularmom) July 17, 2017
Love GoT. Like Ed Sheeran. Didn't care for the combo… but you go ahead with yourself Ed. Live your life!
— Brantley Gusler (@Brantley_Gusler) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran was so unnecessary. Don't do it again #GameOfThrones This is not Gossip Girl guys ☕️? #GoTS7
— Ken Decaumartin (@iamverystylish) July 17, 2017
"hey cersei did you hear"
"ed sheeran is in our army"
"oh sick Shape of You gets me so wild when i'm in the uber"
— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@Uptomyknees) July 17, 2017
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
The Ed Sheeran scene was actually an interesting moment/departure that was overshadowed by putting Ed Sheeran in it
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran's Game of Thrones introduction had all the grace and nuance as the time Alice and the gang at Mel's Diner met Jerry Reed
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 17, 2017
The new money maker
Nawa o Ed Sheeran, music no dey pay again? Na GOT dey bring your new cheque?? Issokay
— Tomiwa Immanuel (@TomiwaImmanuel) July 17, 2017
Arya: That's a pretty song. I've never heard it before.
Ed Sheeran: It's new. Buy my album ÷ on iTunes #GameOfThrones #GoTS7
— Salim Stark (@SalimAlSamar) July 17, 2017
Does he have a new album coming out soon they're trying to plug? I'm real curious how they're going to fit a Ford product placement in.
— abel trevino (@abeltrev) July 17, 2017
First thing Monday morning and Brian from accounts starts telling you about Ed Sheeran being in Game Of Thrones. #GOTS7 pic.twitter.com/vFQDdMLv03
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 17, 2017
We’ve been cheated
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
Top Three Characters I've wanted to see murdered on Game of Thrones
1. Ed Sheeran
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 17, 2017
things i cant forgive GoT for, ranked
5. killing margery
4. killing oberon
3. red wedding
2. ramsey rape
1. ed sheeran
— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
Lost the plot, have we?
#GameOfThones writing room:
"Ok we're beyond the books, we have creative control"
"Concept: Ed Sheeran camping in the woods singing a song"
— Kyle (@keschillace42) July 17, 2017
game of thrones: we're a prestige show pls take us seriously
game of thrones: here's arya eating a squirrel next to ed sheeran
— deep sea baby (@grinchhands) July 17, 2017
Not the first time
lourd y'a Ed Sheeran & VALD dans Games of Thrones ?? pic.twitter.com/fb0SNUYNq0
— Seb (@Seb_Frit) July 17, 2017
Game of Thrones season 8: James Corden does Wagonpool Karaoke with The Hound
— Christopher Hooton (@ChristophHooton) July 17, 2017
With @edsheeran in Westeros, I expect to see @Migos beyond the wall at some point this season #ThronesYall #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/7VgQ4ADlNJ
— jess (@finesselyn) July 17, 2017
It’s all over.
Reformed social media monitoring spirit
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