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Ed Sheeran Says The "Game Of Thrones" Backlash Was Not The Reason He Quit Twitter

There has been more ~drama~ around that cameo than on the actual episode of the show.

So, Ed Sheeran has had a rough last 72 hours. After appearing in a (much-hyped) small cameo on the season premiere of Game of Thrones, he received some major backlash from both fans and non-fans of the series on Twitter.

The day after the episode aired, Ed deleted his Twitter account, leading many to speculate that he quit because of the negative response he got to his cameo.

Well, earlier today, Ed reappeared on Twitter — losing all tweets prior to April 23, 2015, and about 5 million followers in the process.

Ed also posted on Instagram explaining that he didn't quit Twitter because of GoT:

Last i'll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz 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.

So there you go — Ed says this was his plan all along.

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  1. So now tell us: Do you believe Ed and think it was all a coincidence?

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So now tell us: Do you believe Ed and think it was all a coincidence?
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    Yes! I totally think it was just a coincidence. Sucks that the timing was bad.
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    Nope. I think he deleted it because of the Game of Thrones backlash!
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    Hmmm...I think he might have deleted it for other reasons, and then regretted deleting it.

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