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Donald Trump posts a Game of Thrones meme again and HBO Isn’t happy

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Donald Trump Posts Game of Thrones Meme Again and HBO Isn't Happy

HBO found an unlikely adversary in its fight against copyright infringement of Game of Thrones materials – the President of United States of America.

Donald Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones-themed meme on Thursday, in response to the Mueller report. It made use of a smoky background and the ornate font style that is signature of the TV show. HBO, understandably, is not happy. They issued a statement asking Trump to not use Game of Thrones material for political purposes.

HBO’s statement read:

Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes.

This is not the first time Trump has made use of Game of Throne’s popularity to drive home a message. This is also not the first time HBO has expressed displeasure about it. Only in January, when the impasse over the border wall was going on, Trump Tweeted “The Wall is Coming“, alluding to the famous Stark words in Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming”. Last November, Trump used the same format to threaten Iran with sanctions. His meme was a picture of himself with the words “Sanctions are Coming” written over it.

Several GoT cast members, including Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, reacted to Trump’s usage. HBO also responded in both formal and informal means. They first issued a statement saying: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Then they took to Twitter for a humorous reply:

But Trump doesn’t seem perturbed by HBO’s displeasure, and this misuse is unlikely to stop. The popularity of Game of Thrones, as well as its intensely political narrative, makes it very well-suited for political messaging in the current political scenario.

This isn’t lost on the cast and crew as well. In fact, some of them have compared Trump with Game of Thrones characters (*cough cough* Joffrey *cough cough*) in the past.

Fan frenzy around Game of Thrones has reached an all-time high at the moment. As the 2020 elections inches closer, it seems that both Trump and his adversaries will continue to capitalize on it.






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HBO don’t own the rights too Trajan Pro font LOL

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New photo shows Naomi Watts in costume for Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

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New photo shows Naomi Watts in costume for Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

Game of Thrones is over, and now it’s time for Bloodmoon. The Game of Thrones prequel has been under production for a while, with the pilot being ordered by HBO. We have been getting small bits of information about the show, mostly the locations. Today we have what is possibly the first look at one of the stars of the show, Naomi Watts, in her character costume for the show. Read on!

We don’t have character details yet, but Naomi Watts was known to be cast in a role that was said to be of “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” Today, a fan posted a picture of the actress in what is possibly her Bloodmoon character costume. Take a look:

While it isn’t the highest quality picture, there is one glaring clue that hints at the authenticity of the picture. We know the prequel is filming in Northern Ireland, and we recently reported about filming also going on in at the Grotta del Turco, near Gaeta, Italy. This picture shows the signboard arc reading “Grotta del”, which means the photo is likely to be authentic.

She seems to have a very Cersei-like aura. George R. R. Martin recently revealed that the show doesn’t have Lannisters, at the beginning at least. If this is a hint that they show up later, there’s a good chance Naomi might be playing Lann the Clever, the founder of House Lannister. Martin has confirmed the Casterlys hold the Casterly Rock at the beginning of the show, so it’s not too far fetched that we might see House Lannister show up and take over.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Funko releases new Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines

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Funko releases new Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines

Game of Thrones always had a way with merchandising, and while the show itself is over, but the merch lives on. One of the biggest names in the merch game is Funko, a company that makes the famous Pop! figurines and Game of Thrones has had a fair share of them. Now, we have what is possibly the last line for the show, as Funko has released Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines. Read on!

The designs were unveiled by Funko on their blog, and the lineup has two new designs, one is a Pop! Moment, which captures Daenerys and Jorah as he protected her in the Battle of Winterfell, before giving his own life for her. Take a look:

The second one is a Pop! figurine of Sansa Stark as Queen in the North, featuring her in her full Queen outfit, complete with the crown and everything. Check it out:

No other details are known at the moment, except that they’re coming soon. We are likely to see a possible presence of these at the San Diego Comic Con 2019, which is set to happen soon, with Game of Thrones scheduled for a panel. Prices are likely to compare to those of the regular offerings in the Pop! ranges.

What do you guys think? Planning on buying these? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Sophie Turner marries Joe Jonas again in a grand second wedding in France

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Sophie Turner marries Joe Jonas again in a grand second wedding in France

Game of Thrones is over, and the cast members are getting to take some personal days right about now. As fans will know, Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, married Joe Jonas in an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas. The pair had intended to have a bigger ceremony, with more friends and family, and now they have. Sophie and Joe recently got married in France, in a grand ceremony. Read on!

Sophie and Joe, as we recently reported, had a fabulous pre-wedding party in the south of France. Following that, the pair got married in what was their second ceremony, in Sarrians, a town in southern France. There haven’t been many pictures of the wedding on the internet, but here are some that got through:

A notable presence was Sophie’s Game of Thrones co-star and best friend. Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark:

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Electronic music artist Diplo, who actually streamed their first wedding on Instagram Live, was also present:

Well, looks like the pair are all set to have a happily ever after. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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