More people tweeted about #NoConfederate than ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday night

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

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As the third largest escapade of Game of Thrones’ seventh season aired, another HBO-focused campaign attracted a lot of notice away from the mega-popular myth drama.

Last week, HBO announced a brand-new assignment with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, an alternative world show in which the Civil War did not stop slavery and it continued to this very daytime. Woof. Pretty bumpy, right?

Lots of beings thought so, and the proclamation was accosted with battalions of resistance against the extremely sensitive subject and the facts of the case that it would be led by two white-hot dudes.( Writer marry Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, who are black, are tapped to co-write and ministerial grow, but D& D are still set to be the showrunners .)

Out of this intense social media and regular media backlash, an impromptu demonstrate organized with the Twitter hashtag # NoConfederate. The expedition was launched by #OscarsSoWhite progenitor ReignofApril and the hashtag spread like wildfire. Sees of Game of Thrones clique the hashtag around tonight’s incident as a resounding theme that they had no desire for a show about modern slavery.

Through most of Sunday night, #NoConfederate was one of the most tending topics on Twitter. It produced Twitter’s trending topics in the U.S. and was in the top three worldwide.

Many just tagged #NoConfederate along with their weekly GoT live tweeting and some called out HBO on such issues all together.

HBO responded to the favourite campaign Sunday, in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter :

“We have great respect for the dialogue and pertain being expressed around Confederate . We have faith that[ novelists] Nichelle, Dan, David and Malcolm will approach the subject with care and sense. The activity is currently in its infancy so we hope that people will earmark judgmentuntil there is something to see.”

Though it’s too soon to tell, it doesn’t look like this statement will make much of an effect on those not really missing such a controversial and seemingly wise video testify. Meanwhile, those behind awareness-raising campaigns celebrated a great success tonight.

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