Ed Sheeran wants to make it very clear that he didn't delete his Twitter over the brutal backlash he received from his cameo on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
"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," Sheeran wrote on Instagram. "It's clearly f-kin' awesome."
While he thought the experience was "awesome," fans of the show didn't feel the same way and they voiced their harsh opinions on the social media site. Shortly after his performance as a singing soldier started trending, his account deactivated.
The director of the season 7 premiere, Jeremy Podeswa, stood up for the artist, saying Sheeran is an avid fan of the HBO series and was ecstatic to be given an opportunity to put his acting skills to the test.
"He is known to the producers of the show and some of the cast, and he's a gigantic fan of the show," Podeswa said.
"If people didn't know who Ed was, they wouldn't have thought about it twice," he added. "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."