Barack Obama wanted to know a major Game of Thrones spoiler. He didn’t like the answer.

The President is Game of Thrones "number one fan," director David Nutter reveals at Comic-Con

Barack Obama, King of the Andals and the First Men President of the United States, is also something of a Game of Thrones fan. So much so in fact, he has been demanding spoilers from director David Nutter.


“About three weeks ago I actually had a chance to meet [our] number 1 fan, the President of the United States,” Nutter told the crowd at Comic-Con in San Diego. “He came up to me, he shook my hand, put his hand on my shoulder and said ‘You didn’t kill Jon Snow did you?’”


“I didn’t know If I was going to be sent off to Guantanamo [based] on what the answer might be.”

Nevertheless, Nutter replied: “Mr President, Jon Snow is deader than dead.”

Now, it’s not actually illegal to tell porkies to the president, and Obama is hardly the megalomaniacal King Joffrey. Still, he’s a reasonably powerful man, and it would take some courage to lie to his face. Therefore some might take this as confirmation that Snow (Kit Harrington) is gone for good. Not that his co-stars seem to care.

“Kit who?” Jon Bradley snorted.

“We couldn’t wait for him to be gone to be honest,” said Maisie Williams, further twisting the knife. “That hair? So annoying.”


Don’t worry Kit. Barack still loves ya.