The singer elaborated on his reasoning in a new Instagram post

By Christian Holub
July 19, 2017 at 02:43 PM EDT

Much hullabaloo has been made on the good ol’ internet ever since Ed Sheeran popped up as a singing Lannister soldier on Sunday’s Game of Thrones season 7 premiere. Shortly after Sheeran received some online ribbing for the cameo, his Twitter account disappeared. Fans assumed this must have been a result of Westeros-related mockery and rallied to his defense — but then, Sheeran’s account reappeared, albeit with only old tweets and replies dating back to 2013.

Now, Sheeran’s Twitter appears to be up and functioning again, though the recent entries are all posts from his Instagram. Indeed, Sheeran clarified the situation on Instagram, noting he had been planning to wind down his Twitter use for awhile and that it had nothing to do with Game of Thrones.

“Last I’ll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my Game of Thrones cameo, because I am in Game of Thrones , why the hell would I worry what people thought about that,” Sheeran wrote. “It’s clearly f—kin’ awesome.”

Check out the full post above.

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