Game of Thrones fans, like most, can take their possessiveness to ridiculous extremes. Now their criticisms have forced a writer for the hit HBO show off Twitter completely.
On Monday, following a stream of critical tweets after Sunday’s showing (Game of Thrones airs on Sundays at 9 pm), Bryan Cogman had enough.
“You know what?” he tweeted. “I’m done. Thx to all of you who’ve been kind & respectful. Enjoy the rest of the show. #NoMoreGoTWritersOnTwitter”
Moments later, his Twitter account was gone.
What made him flee? Cogman later clarified his decision to leave the micro-blogging site in a letter now published on TV show fan site Winter is Coming.
"They'd either rant at me about what they didn't like or, at their worst, insult me and my bosses. I realized today I was spending too much time weighing on how/if I should respond and being frustrated by the negativity," Cogman wrote. He added that the feedback was “running the risk of affecting my work.”
Cogman admitted the hashtag #NoMoreGoTWritersOnTwitter was “immature” and the decision to delete his Twitter presence was “an emotional reaction after a long day.”
And a few just couldn’t help themselves from making more jabs at the show’s writing.