#NoConfederate Trends Worldwide During Live Broadcast of ‘Game of Thrones’, HBO Responds

WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

HBO recently announced their latest project, Confederate. An alternate timeline narrative about the Confederacy successfully seceding from the Union following the Civil War and transforming slavery into a modern institution in the south. Confederate will be helmed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss the creators of the hit fantasy show Game of Thrones. The annoucement was immediately met with criticsm which forced the showrunners to address it in an interview with Vulture. However, that clearly wasn’t enough as the backlash continued. It was particularly concentrated last night as Twitter users made their feelings known on the upcoming slave drama.

The Twitter campaign led by April Reign took the social media platform by storm as #NoConfederate trended #1 in the United States and #2 worldwide. The trends held for a large portion of the hour-long live broadcast of Game of Thrones‘ third episode of the seventh season at…

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