“Thinking Out Loud” singer Ed Sheeran reportedly deactivated his official Twitter account. Rumors say the overwhelming negative tweets against his cameo role in “Game of Thrones” forced the singer to leave the social media platform temporarily.

Ed Sheeran was nowhere to be found on Twitter on Monday

Fans of the English singer-songwriter panicked when they could not find their idol on Twitter. The followers realized his absence on Monday night when his account was already deactivated.

Ed Sheeran has just made a cameo role in the premiere showing of “Game of Thrones” season 7 on Sunday. Unfortunately, some GOT fans were not satisfied with his acting and were not shy to express their irritation.

Hours later, Twitter was bombarded with hateful tweets against the singer. More awful messages floated on the platform the following day.

In the evening of Monday, fans began to notice that the account of their favorite singer was no longer active. Tweets of loving support in defense to their idol then began to dominate the platform. Fans cheered on Sheeran with positive posts, vouching for his skills and kind heart.

Some even expressed their disgust against those who trolled Sheeran’s appearance on GOT. It was unfortunate that the bashing became so hateful and may have ultimately pushed the singer to leave the platform.

On Sunday evening, the singer tweeted a photo teasing his appearance on the popular TV series. He teased a photo of himself and GOT star Maisie Williams (playing the role of Arya Stark) on his Instagram account, which he also posted on his Twitter. This post received more than 200 positive comments, praising him for his acting job in the premiere episode.

As of yesterday, the Twitter account of Sheeran became active again. The singer has not released any official statement to confirm the real reason behind the surprising and temporary deactivation of his account.

What about Game of Thrones premiere episode?

The premiere episode of “Game of Thrones” season 7, as expected, made an impressively high rating.

HBO recorded 16.1 million viewers for the first episode of the new season of the fantasy series, as reported by CNN.

According to the report, this high rating for season 7 premiere has surpassed the previous season’s premiere night last April 2016. The figure shows an increase of 50 percent compared to last year’s number of viewers. This now marks the highest number of viewers in the history of HBO.

Meanwhile, the teaser photo that Ed Sheeran posted on the premiere night of “Game of Thrones” season 7 earned close to 16,000 likes and 3,000 retweets. Considering the singer’s popularity, he surely could have contributed much to the phenomenal success of the premiere episode of the new season of the fantasy series.

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