Ed Sheeran Denies Deleting Twitter Account Because of 'Game of Thrones' Backlash

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"Why the hell would I worry what people thought about that? ... Timing was just a coincidence."

When Ed Sheeran briefly deleted his Twitter account earlier this week, many believed it was due to the high volume of criticism he'd received on the social-media site for his controversial cameo on the HBO series Game of Thrones. But in an Instagram post Wednesday (July 19), Sheeran denied that his Twitter absence had anything to do with the show.

"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," the singer wrote under an unrelated adorable photo of him and his manager. "Why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It's clearly fuckin' awesome."

Thankfully for his fans, Sheeran had reactivated his Twitter account by Tuesday.


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