Ouch! British pop star Ed Sheeran popped up on Game of Thrones for the season 7 premiere Sunday night and not everyone was pleased.
Sheeran was cast as part of a small band of Lannister soldiers running into Arya (Maisie Williams) on her way to King’s Landing. Fittingly, Arya hears him before she sees him singing: “Hands of gold are always cold, but a woman’s hands are warm.”
When Arya told him she didn’t recognize the song he was singing, Sheeran turned to the camera and said “It’s a new one.”Other musicians have appeared on GOT before, including Will Champion from Coldplay, Sigur Ros and Mastodon, but none garnered the attention that Sheeran’s cameo did, much of which was negative. One eye-rolling fan tweeted, “I've believed in dragons, fire gods, & corpse armies but Ed Sheeran turning to camera to say ‘it's a new one’ was a bit much” while another fumed, “I'm forced to listen to ed sheeran songs 67 times a day bc it's the only sh-- on the radio & now my #Gameofthrones isn't even a safe place.”But not everyone was unimpressed. One fan tweeted: "Ed Sheeran already a top 5 GoT character."One thing is clear: everyone has an (unequivocal) opinion.