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Ed Sheeran Has Revealed The Real Reason Why He Quit Twitter

Stewart Perrie

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Ed Sheeran Has Revealed The Real Reason Why He Quit Twitter

The 'Shape of You' singer's Twitter account was nowhere to be seen following the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones. Many people speculated it was because he copped so much flack on social media for his cameo appearance on the HBO show.

But he's since revealed on a different social media source, the reason why his account was 'missing'.

The Instagram post reads: "Last I'll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz [sic] I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my game of thrones cameo, because I am in game of thrones, why the hell would I worry what people thought about that.


"It's clearly fuckin' awesome.

"Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want. Here is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together."

He wouldn't be blamed for taking a small Twitter hiatus, because there were plenty of people who weren't happy with the cameo.


But the episode's director, Jeremy Podeswa, has told Newsweek: "I think Ed did a lovely job-he's a lovely actor and a lovely person.

"He was appropriate for the part because he needed to sing. If people didn't know who Ed was, they wouldn't have thought about it twice. The hoo-ha seems to be from things that are outside of the world of the show. In the world of the show he did a lovely job, and he looks like he belongs in that world."


This is the second time this month that Sheeran has had to clarify rumours that he'd quit Twitter. Earlier, he told The Sun, the only thing he would find on the social networking site was, 'nothing but people saying mean things'.

He added: "One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it. The head-fuck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

While many would interpret that as him 'quitting' Twitter, he later explained that he just stopped looking at it. But for the people who were fans of his cameo on Game of Thrones, they now get to look forward to him having a small part in an another huge TV series: The Simpsons.


He's revealed that he will be playing a love interest for Lisa, and yes, he will be singing. The episode will appear in the 29th season, which will debut in the US in October.

The 26-year-old is no stranger to being in front of the TV camera, with his first appearance being an audition for Britannia High, a British musical drama on ITV.

But his proper acting debut came in 2014 for New Zealand soap Shortland Street. That was followed by another cameo an episode of the NBC sitcom Undateable. He also recorded a scene for the Australian soap Home and Away playing the role of 'Teddy', during his tour down under.

Featured Image Credit: Ed Sheeran/Instagram

Topics: Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones

Stewart Perrie
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