Taylor Swift did not give away the plot of “Game Of Thrones” season 8, despite a made-up report. Gossip Cop can correct this fake news story. The entire tale about Swift revealing spoilers is completely fabricated.
According to the repeatedly debunked News Punch, Swift “tweeted out spoilers to the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 plot after sifting through notes written by George R.R. Martin.” As widely reported, Martin donated 300 boxes full of manuscripts, rough drafts, and notes related to “Game Of Throne” to Texas A&E, where students, academicians and fans of the books and hit HBO series can study the materials housed at the university’s Cushing Library. The school’s chancellor, John Sharp, even recently teased that the papers “could contain clues about upcoming storylines.”
Using that as its backdrop, the website falsely alleges that a library staff member claims Swift was “here on the first day we made the boxes available to the public, poring over the notes with a magnifying glass, working at breakneck speed. She had two friends or assistants with her to help her file and categorize the notes.” The same seemingly fabricated source is further quoted as saying, “After ten hours of solid research, Taylor announced she had cracked the puzzle. She knew the ending. It was written in the notes.” “She marched out triumphantly, and within minutes she was tweeting about what she found,” alleges the questionable library staffer.
News Punch, which has been discredited on several occasions for making up fake news, contends that Swift tweeted out, “Jon is Azor Ahai. Cersei dies in childbirth. Dany and Tyrion are related. #IReadTheNotes.” The untrustworthy outlet also claims, “Twitter users reacted with fury, burning Taylor for daring to drop ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers without giving fair warning first.” To cover its tracks, the outlet adds that Swift quickly “deleted the tweets.”
But it’s all a lie. A Swift insider assures us she never traveled to Texas A&E looking to solve “the puzzle” of how “Game Of Thrones” ends. Additionally, Gossip Cop investigated, and the singer never sent the alleged tweet that gave away the plot of season 8. In fact, the often disproven website seemingly mocked-up the fake Swift tweet (below).
One glaring mistake the outlet made when it apparently fabricated Swift’s “Game Of Thrones” tweet is that it’s dated August 20 (below), but Swift’s profile picture promoting her upcoming album Reputation was not uploaded until two days later on August 22. Furthermore, if 1,100 people had retweeted Swift’s message, as the (phony) tweet suggests, why is it that only a fake news manufacturer like News Punch has a copy of it? Simply, that site’s articles are often filled with more fantasy that contained in the pages or episodes of “Game Of Thrones.”
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.