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Social Media Didn't React Kindly to Ed Sheeran's Cameo on 'Game of Thrones'

By Dustin Rowles | Game of Thrones | July 17, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Game of Thrones | July 17, 2017 |

Ed Sheeran made a cameo appearance in last night’s Game of Thrones seventh season premiere, and for those who haven’t seen it yet or who don’t even watch GoT, this hardly seem like a spoiler:

Joanna Robinson explored the hidden meaning of the cameo over on Vanity Fair, and she basically concluded that there is no meaning; Beniof and Weiss had really wanted to get Ed Sheeran on the show as a gift to superfan Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark. ” Benioff said they had tried for years to land Sheeran as a surprise for Williams.”

Williams may have been stoked, but the reaction on Twitter was more mixed.

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Same, Dave Chen. Same.

How’s that for the kettle calling the pot a boner killer?

There were a number of people who maybe don’t watch Game of Thrones, but still had to hear about how Ed Sheeran was on Game of Thrones. (People who don’t watch GoT may have to get used to hearing a lot about a show they don’t watch for the next six weeks.)

This take mixes well with the consensus opinion that Sheeran’s presence took everyone out of the show, momentarily

I liked the Sheeran cameo, if only because among those I was watching the premiere with, I was the only one who could immediately identify him, mostly because of a cameo he made on a Bill Lawrence sitcom. Identifying him and explaining who he is, however, are two different things. My best guess is that he’s the millennial John Mayer, a singer-songwriter whose modicum of talent is overshadowed by his douchiness.

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