Ed Sheeran fired up the internet when he was featured in the opening episode of "Game of Thrones" season 7 which aired on Sunday. The British singer played the character of an unnamed soldier who encountered Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) in the forest.

The "Shape of You" crooner delivered a few lines and even sang a campfire song for his cameo appearance. According to Vulture, the popular artist sang "Hands of Gold" which was taken from George R. R. Martin's "Ice and Fire" books.

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His highly anticipated participation in the HBO series, however, drew a mixed response from "Game of Thrones" fans who expressed their opinions on social media.

Some of them criticized the show for featuring the pop icon, while others made fun of Ed Sheeran's special appearance in the program.

After getting mixed reviews for his "Game of Thrones" appearance, Ed Sheeran quickly disappeared from the Twitter world on Monday.

The "Castle on the Hill" artist, however, refused to provide his reason for disappearing from the platform.

The 26-year-old singer, however, has been active on Instagram before and after his episode in the HBO series was aired. In fact, the red-headed crooner shared a behind-the-scene photo of himself with Maisie Williams who is reportedly a big fan of the male artist.

Ed Sheeran is not the first singer to be featured in the hit series. Previously, members of Snow Patrol, Sigur Ros, and Coldplay also graced the "Game of Thrones" set for a special appearance.

'Thinking of You' singer quits Twitter

The British crooner, in a previous interview, reported by ET News, confessed that he is fed up with all the criticisms he has been receiving online.

He specifically labeled Twitter as a platform for trolls and haters who have been attacking him. "I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it," he explained.

Ed Sheeran became the subject of ridicule on social media after he shared his two cents on artists performing at Super Bowl. His remarks particularly caught the attention of Lady Gaga's fans who were quick to fire back at the male singer for seemingly referring to her in his comments.

Lady Gaga, on the other hand, defended her co-singer and asked her fans to stop the criticism against the "Galway Girl" singer. "[Ed Sheeran] deserves all our love and respect like all humans do," she wrote.

The male singer has not been active on the social media platform after giving these reasons. It wasn't until recently that fans noticed that Ed Sheeran's account actually disappeared in the wake of backlash for his "Game of Thrones" appearance.

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