Edgar Wright sent an incendiary message to Donald Trump after the president again used the “Game of Thrones” font to make a political statement on social media. Responding to the Mueller Report, Trump released an image of himself with the accompanying text: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left democrats…Game Over.”
The response from Wright was short and blunt: “What a c*nt.” Within an hour, the filmmaker’s reaction earned over 6,000 likes on Twitter. Wright has used social media in the past to speak out against Trump but has never used such strong language. While the word is very much a slur in America (just ask Samantha Bee), it’s less so in Wright’s home country of England.
As for Trump, the Mueller reaction image is just the latest example of the president turning to HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” in order to help promote his political agenda. Trump made headlines last November for ripping off the “Thrones” tagline “Winter Is Coming” in a post advertising sanctions against Iran. HBO responded with a statement that said the network “would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.”
HBO responded similarly to Trump’s most recent “Thrones” rip off, writing in a statement, “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.”
Earlier this month, Trump used music from Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” in an advertisement posted to Twitter that was promoting his 2020 presidential campaign. The video was meant with a cease and desist order from Warner Bros., the studio that released the Batman tentpole. Twitter took down down the video.
Wright is currently at work on his “Baby Driver” follow-up “Last Night in Soho,” which is described as a psychological horror movie inspired by such films as Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now.” The cast includes “The Witch” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy and “Leave No Trace” breakout actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Focus Features already has U.S. rights to the movie.
Check out Wright and more Hollywood stars’ reactions to the Mueller report below.
What a cunt. https://t.co/pg8MPDiIvU
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 18, 2019
#MuellerReport: “…if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
Also, Mueller: pic.twitter.com/FYzyXraoKE
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 18, 2019
Russia attacked us. The Trump campaign let it happen & encouraged it so he could cheat. That’s clear in the #MuellerReport. Trump let a foreign govt. manipulate our election so he could win. Then, his team materially impaired the investigation. #Impeachhttps://t.co/jtJxKBx8F4
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) April 18, 2019
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 18, 2019
Mueller Report summary: “So it turns out you can just kind of do whatever you want.”
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 18, 2019