New Zealand hails King Joffrey #bringdowntheking

Posted on April 4, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

New Zealand's statue of King Joffrey

Look at this: it’s a statue of King Joffrey to publicise season four of Game of Thrones in New Zealand. It's been erected in Aotea Square in Auckland (cue jokes about what it’ll do for Auckland traffic – NB all I know about Auckland I learnt from The Almighty Johnsons) and the plan is that if you Tweet about it, it’ll eventually be toppled (I hope that’s not a spoiler).

As the statue gains attention in real life and online, a large, medieval winch will be attached to the statue, with a rope around Joffrey’s neck, along with the appearance of the hashtag #bringdowntheking. From there, fans who’ve had enough of Joffrey’s nonsense can use the tag #bringdowntheking, and with each use of it, the rope will pull tighter around Joffrey’s head. All interested parties should head to www.bringdowntheking.com to see live webcams of all the action, see and send their own messages, as well as stay abreast of all the latest news and developments.

Looks like they’ve already put the winch in place, judging from the webcam:

Joffrey webcam

I think I still prefer the dragon skull, though.

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