HBO calls for Donald Trump to stop using Game Of Thrones-style memes

HBO has asked Donald Trump to cease using its intellectual property after the US President shared another Game Of Thrones-style meme on Twitter.

The US television network responded after Mr Trump posted a picture of himself walking into smoke, with the words “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats – Game Over” in the font of the hit fantasy show.

The image, a reference to the release of Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, prompted HBO to issue a statement calling for Mr Trump to stop using the show’s imagery.

It 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.”

The last time Mr Trump shared a tweet using Game Of Thrones imagery was in November 2018, when he riffed on the show’s “Winter is coming,” slogan to write “Sanctions are coming.”

HBO later tweeted: “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?”

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter at the time, the cable channel said: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”

Game Of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic on April 21.

- Press Association

More on this topic

Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams has new role on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Better to burn out or fade away? Saying farewell to Westeros

Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner says husband Joe Jonas saved her life

Petition to remake Game Of Thrones series eight gathers 500,000 signatures

More in this Section

Here are the most borrowed books from Irish libraries in 2018

US billionaire stuns students by agreeing to pay off all loans

Incredible time-lapse video shows Cork's newest bridge being installed

Eurovision 2019: How a night of banter and bondage played out on Twitter


Lifestyle

What is queerbaiting and why has Calvin Klein been accused of it?

Pelargonium power: How to make the most of these summer favourites

Life on Earth is not as plentiful and may soon be extinct

Aonghus the white-tailed sea eagle has fans intrigued

More From The Irish Examiner