You can’t watch Game of Thrones without wanting to throw something at the TV when King Joffrey appears on the screen. He’s been called the ‘most noxious, unredeemable villain’, ‘horrible, despicable, cowardly’ and ‘a bastard in both senses’ (and you thought you were bad as a teen!).
Had enough of King Joffrey’s reign? You can help bring him down, literally!
[Update! King Joffrey has been toppled, and as it happens, the live streams were toppled as well. He’s gone, but the memory remains.]
— THE EDGE, Auckland (@THE_EDGEevents) April 7, 2014
There’s a statue of the King of the Seven Kingdoms in Auckland, New Zealand, and ‘the maesters of the seven kingdoms have come together to create the hashtag machine, a highly complex device that harnesses the power of the tag #bringdowntheking and uses it to bring about the end of Joffrey’s reign’.
In simple English, you can tweet to topple the statue! Take a look at the statue right now.
For every tweet using the #bringdowntheking tag, the statue’s machine will pull tighter. And if the tag reaches 1 million tweets, Joffrey’s reign on the kingdom will be over (well, the statue will be toppled, anyway).
If all you’ve ever wanted was to see King Joffrey fall, join the Tweeters of the world and your voice will be heard!
And for those who have a soft spot for this malicious ruler, maybe it’s time for you to join sadists anonymous or go back and watch a few more episodes!