HBO confirms that Game of Thrones’ Starbucks coffee cameo was a mistake, so here is the game of thrones Starbucks meme.
According to Bernie Caulfield, an executive producer on the show, the offending cup was just a simple mistake.
“We’re sorry!” Caulfield said in an interview with WNYC radio today, before quipping that “Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks.”
There’s still no word yet from HBO on whether the company will be updating the episode to remove the misplaced Starbucks cup through some movie-editing magic, but as of publication time, the cup can still be seen on HBO’s streams of the episode.
HBO has released a statement though confirming that “the latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake.
Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.” Read into that whatever you would like.
Art Director Reveals Why There Was a Starbucks Cup at Winterfell – Game Of Thrones Starbucks
With such elaborate and extravagant production at the display, it was only a matter of seconds that a Starbucks coffee cup sitting next to Daenerys Targaryen during the celebrations after the “Long night”, spread like wildfire on the Internet. Remember Sept of Baelor?
Responding to the massive backlash that the episode has received following the embarrassing and completely avoidable oopsie, Hauke Richter, GoT art director, in an email to Variety said, “Things can get forgotten on set.
[The coffee cup gaffe] so blown out of proportion, it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.”
One person in the room, though, was clearly not having the best time – Dany – who has been left conflicted after learning that she’s the aunt of the love of her life, Jon Snow, who also happens to be Aegon Targaryen, the rightful heir to her beloved Iron Throne.
It seemed even the Mother of Dragons needed some extra help to deal with these complications.
And what could be a better substance to clear one’s head than coffee?