HBO Calls Out President Trump for Jacking Game of Thrones Poster
President Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones reference to warn about sanctions — and HBO and stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner aren’t pleased.
In a graphic that co-opted the HBO hit’s famous marketing tagline and poster font, Trump tweeted on Friday, “Sanctions Are Coming”:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018
The tweet appears to be in reference to Trump reinstating sanctions against Iranthat were lifted under President Obama’s 2015 nuclear deal. Obama has long said the deal prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons. GoT used “Winter is coming” as its debut season tagline in 2011, and that particular golden font was debuted in posters for the show’s second season.
EW has obtained a statement from HBO in response: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
Williams also weighed in on Twitter with a perfect reply: “Not today,” invoking Arya Stark’s famous lesson from swordmaster Syrio Forel on what we say to death.
Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, simply wrote: “Ew.”
HBO’s social team likewise got in on this:
How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?
— HBO (@HBO) November 2, 2018
The National Iranian-American Council, an organization that seeks to promote better U.S.-Iran relations, had a GoT-referencing response as well: “Donald Trump is a literal White Walker, fear-mongering, war-mongering, and championing division at every opportunity for political gain.”
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