Ed Sheeran Totally Disappears from Twitter After 'Game of Thrones' Cameo Backlash
But that won't stop him from appearing on an upcoming episode of 'The Simpsons'
Twitter had some pretty mixed reactions to the singer's role (during which he serenades Arya Stark with a ballad), and the backlash has caused Sheeran to quit the 140-character social media platform for real.
Earlier this month, he revealed that he had taken a step back from Twitter, keeping his account active only to share automatically synced posts from his Instagram.
"I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things," he said at the time. "Twitter's a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it."
Lady Gaga came to his defence, urging folks to be kinder to Sheeran and the rest of the Twitterverse. "I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean," she said.
Now, even the auto-generated Instagram posts have disappeared and he's wiped his presence off of Twitter entirely. His former handle @EdSheeran is currently inactive.
UPDATE (7/18, 1 p.m. EDT): @EdSheeran is back in the Twitterverse, though all tweets after April 4, 2015 have mysteriously vanished and his follower count was reset from zero. Follow him here for any additional changes.
You can still creep the dude on Instagram if you so desire. That's how we learned that Sheeran will be playing Lisa's love interest on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
Here's hoping the inevitable backlash after his Simpsons episode doesn't drive him off the internet completely.
In the meantime, relive some of the best Twitter reactions to Sheeran's Game of Thrones cameo below.
CALLING IT NOW NEXT WEEK ON GAME OF THRONES MIGOS ARE GONNA PULL UP AND KILL ED SHEERAN pic.twitter.com/2OFFrD0Dwv— LOUDPVCK (@LOUDPVCK) July 17, 2017
Me: why is Ed Sheeran in Game of thrones?— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) July 17, 2017
Also me: this song is a bop pic.twitter.com/uZ3IxCxmNw
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
things i cant forgive GoT for, ranked— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
5. killing margery
4. killing oberon
3. red wedding
2. ramsey rape
1. ed sheeran
omg i love ed sheeran pic.twitter.com/WhJ4wZX5ni— the little idiot (@eelek_) July 17, 2017