It seems like all the Internet wanted to talk about yesterday was how someone left a COFFEE CUP on a table on the set of “Game of Thrones”, and it actually made its way into Sunday’s episode.
It got to the point that HBO issued a statement about it, saying, quote, “In response to ‘inquiries from those who saw a craft services coffee cup in Sunday night’s episode . . . The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
As HBO said, the cup was from CRAFT SERVICES. But everyone’s been calling it a STARBUCKS cup.
And according to one marketing firm, the coverage it got on radio, TV, and social media had given Starbucks $11.6 MILLION in free advertising as of yesterday afternoon. It’s probably even more than that now. (Sorry, Dunkin. Time to up your game.)
Of course this has taken on a life of it’s own and now it’s a great meme.