Starbucks responds to coffee cup cameo on ‘Game of Thrones’


“Game of Thrones” fans got a taste of the modern world when eagle-eyed viewers spotted a takeout coffee cup on the table during a celebration in which the actors drank from goblets and horns.

The characters Daenerys and Jon did not react to the out of place cup in Sunday’s episode.

Many viewers complained the show should have caught the gaffe, which turned into an enduring meme on Monday.

Starbucks highlighted the gaff in a tweet, saying “TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a dragon drink.”

The coffee chain was referring to its dragonfruit tea drinks recently added to its menu. 

HBO responded with its own tongue-in-cheek statement poking fun at the gaffe, saying “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

HBO has reportedly already digitally edited the coffee cup out of the episode.

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