His Watch Has Ended: Ed Sheeran Flees Twitter After Game of Thrones Cameo Backlash

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Ed Sheeran, left, and Maisie Williams in his scene from "Game of Thrones."
Ed Sheeran, left, and Maisie Williams in his scene from "Game of Thrones."Credit: Helen Sloan/AP

Part-time Lannister soldier Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account Tuesday following the virtual onslaught he endured from Game of Thrones fans after the singer made a season seven cameo appearance. A few hours later he reopened the account.

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Sunday's airing of the Game of Thrones episode on HBO drew in more than 16 million viewers, an all time ratings record for the channel. However, it seems not all Throne fans were happy about his performance, in which the popstar-cum-mercenary is filmed serenading by a campfire.

While not all GoT-lifers were ready to hang draw and quarter the star, the lashings meted out via Twitter were seemingly enough to cause Sheeran to tactically withdraw, at least for now.

As Time reports, it wouldn’t be the first time the singer took a break from social media.

"I've actually come off Twitter completely," he announced a month ago. "I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things."

The singer is reported to make an appearance on The Simpsons in a few months' time. One can only hope Springfield fans will be more accommodating.