HBO responds to Trump’s use of Game of Thrones for a political meme


When it involves Game of Thrones, HBO would really like President Donald Trump to again off. The community has responded to Trump’s use of the hit fantasy drama’s font and adaptation of considered one of its trademark phrases in a meme posted to his Twitter account Friday.

The picture incorporates a photograph of Trump and the phrases “Sanctions Are Coming,” seemingly referring to new sanctions the Trump Administration plans to impose on Iran on Monday. The phrases are styled in a font clearly drawn from Game of Thrones branding, which makes it apparent that the phrasing comes from “Winter Is Coming,” the phrases of House Stark and one of many present’s most memorable refrains. 

In response to the meme, HBO issued a press release to a number of shops, together with SYFY WIRE.

“We weren’t conscious of this messaging and would favor our trademark not be misappropriated for political functions.”

The community wasn’t the one one linked to Game of Thrones to reply to Trump’s tweet. Shortly after the meme was posted, stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner — who performed Arya and Sansa Stark, respectively — posted their very own replies on Twitter. They weren’t delicate.

A short time later, HBO additionally issued its personal tweet in obvious response to Trump.

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and ultimate season subsequent yr on HBO.


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