‘Arya’ And ‘Sansa Stark’ Aren’t Pleased With Trump’s GoT-Inspired Poster
By Izza Sofia, 05 Nov 2018
Donald Trump’s camp probably thinks he’s ‘Ned Stark’ when they decided to tweet a Game of Thrones-inspired poster.
The graphic shows Trump accompanied with the words, “Sanctions Are Coming” and the date 5 November. The poster references the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, with the words showcased in a typeface similar to that of the show’s title. It also mimics one of the most popular phrases of the show: “Winter is Coming.”
The tweet refers to the US’ decision to restore sanctions on Iran after Trump pulled out of a deal, which suspended them in May.
HBO, however, wasn’t impressed by the artwork and tweeted, “How do you say trademark misuse in ‘Dothraki’?” thereby referencing the powerful tribe from the series. HBO added that it was “not aware of this messaging” and would prefer not to have its trademark being misappropriated for political purposes.
The poster not only sparked additional hilarious responses on the internet, but also ended up peeving two other ‘Starks’ from the show.
GoT star Maisie Williams, who plays ‘Arya Stark’, wasn’t the least bit pleased and tweeted, “Not today,” while Sophie Turner—also known as ‘Sansa Stark’—simply wrote, “Ew.”
Other Twitter users took the chance to poke fun at the visual with various memes below.
How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?— HBO (@HBO) November 2, 2018
Coincidentally, HBO just sent Trump a wedding invite pic.twitter.com/kQQitgXF2L— Ziggy (@mrjafri) November 2, 2018
Ew— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 2, 2018
Not today. https://t.co/Jg51mGHPO1— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 2, 2018
Winter is already here though. pic.twitter.com/NS9XFRWx3P— سِمیکالن 🐾 (@S3micolon) November 2, 2018
trump sending jared to deal with HBO pic.twitter.com/I2JNUwQX3D— darth™ (@darth) November 2, 2018
He who lives by the meme, dies by the meme. pic.twitter.com/UdnqE9Sslr— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 2, 2018
[via Independent, opening image via Donald Trump, HBO]
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