After taking some time out of the spotlight, Ed Sheeran is back with a vengeance, thanks to the success of his new hit album “÷” and his substantive appearance in Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” season premiere, which was more than the brief cameo fans expected.
Sheeran will be following up his visit to Westeros by heading to Springfield to appear in the upcoming 29th season of “The Simpsons”.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Sheeran will play a musician named Brendan whose singing voice captures Lisa’s heart in a parody of “La La Land”.
“He keeps alternating [between], ‘You’re not that great, but you could be fantastic,’ and she keeps falling for him because of his talent,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW, adding that a love triangle forms when jealous Nelson tries to impress Lisa with his singing.
So can Springfield’s pre-eminent bully actually sing? “Well, you’ll hear,” says Jean. “He sings ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ with new lyrics, and he kind of bullies those notes.”
Meanwhile, Sheeran fans may have had cause to celebrate his “GoT” appearance but briefly mourned the loss of his Twitter account, which apparently vanished on Monday — possibly due to some less-than-glowing reviews of his cameo on social media.
The backlash Sheeran received was quickly followed up with the deletion of his Twitter account.
Whether the deletion of Sheeran’s account was related to the negative tweets such as these is anybody’s guess, but one thing that’s for certain is the tailspin of despair that fans are feeling due to the Sheeran-shaped void in the Twittersphere. For proof, check out this sampling of anguished tweets:
However, the “Shape Of You” singer’s Instagram page remained active. Just hours ago he posted a photo of himself “climbing mountains in Peru.”
But fans can now celebrate because Sheeran is back on Twitter.
The popular account swiftly made its way back despite the fact Sheeran’s manager, Stuart Camp, indicated that the deletion of his Twitter was due to some changes. He tweeted: “no hack..all is fine. just changing some things… thanks.
Sheeran posted on Instagram on Wednesday, 19 July to update his fans on the whole Twitter controversy. “Last I’ll say on this. I came off Twitter coz I was always intending to come off Twitter,” the singer wrote. “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. It’s clearly fuckin’ awesome.”
He continued: “Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want. Here is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together.”
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. It's clearly fuckin' awesome. Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want. Here is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together