Donald Trump slammed by Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams for tweeting a 'Game of Thrones' meme
Trump took to Twitter on Friday to promote his government's decision to reimpose all US sanctions on Iran with a 'Game of Thrones' reference.
President Donald Trump's tweet has caused yet another controversy and this time, he's managed to bring the wrath of the Starks from 'Game of Thrones'. Trump took to Twitter on Friday to promote his government's decision to reimpose all US sanctions on Iran with a 'GoT' tweet. It said, "Sanctions Are Coming" on a picture of trump in his usual avatar. These sanctions had been removed by the Obama administration in 2015. The meme was based on the show's famous line "Winter Is Coming", that is meant to be a warning of the cold weather that brings in the army of white walkers who kill all life that come their way.
This tweet didn't go down well with Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, who play sisters Sansa Stark and Arya Stark on the show. The origins of the line can also be traced back to their house, Stark, which is also one of the reasons why the meme hit hard. "Ew" said Turner, clearly disgusted by the reference. "Not today," commented Williams. What's more, even the network giant isn't happy with the tweet. In a statement to the New York Times, Quentin Schaffer, an HBO spokesperson said, "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes." He also added that they would prefer that, like in the case of Trump, people don't use the line to "promote their own agendas"
Not today. https://t.co/Jg51mGHPO1— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 2, 2018
The network also fired back on Twitter, throwing shade at @realDonaldTrump. "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?" they wrote. On the show, one of the warrior tribes that are gunning for the throne in Westeros, the show's capital speak a language called Dothraki.
George R.R Martin, who is the author of the franchise too wasn't too happy about the tweet but used the opportunity to encourage people to vote. "Fear cuts deeper than swords. Vote. Tuesday The 6th," he tweeted in 'GoT' style, reminding fans why they love him so much even if he kills off all their favorite characters on the show.
Even fans weren't very pleased with the use of the meme. One fan even photoshopped Trump's head on the undead side's leader's body. Some fans compared him to the infamous king named Joffery Baratheon played by Jack Gleeson on the show, saying "he's definitely Joffrey. The Mad King, at least as far as I know the mythology (only show, not the books) got his throne 100% legitimately at least, tho treated it poorly. Joffrey... not so much." More comparisons were made, most of them to the gruesome scenes on the show, including the terrifying Red Wedding.
The White House has made no comment on the reaction so far.