'If Game of Thrones were Kuwaiti’ hashtag trends on Twitter
Game of Thrones-the American fantasy show full of sex, violence, and politics-is popular everywhere, and the Middle East is no exception. On Tuesday, the Arabic-language hashtag “If Game of Thrones were Kuwaiti” trended on Twitter as Kuwaitis imagined hilarious scenarios via memes showing the show set in the Gulf nation.
Many of the memes showed popular characters and groups from the show in Kuwaiti settings. Here, a group of young Kuwaiti boys are shown as the “free folk”-the group of people who live beyond the wall, not governed by the king:
The show’s mountainous, winter location was lampooned as well. Here, the show’s character Jon Snow-song of the lord of the northern Winterfell kingdom-is shown in Kuwaiti garb lamenting winter’s slow arrival:
Many of the more popular memes showed the show’s main characters alongside Arab-looking lookalikes:
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Finally, some tweeted jokes in Arabic:
Ygritte: You don’t know anything, Jon Snow
Jon Snow: Call me ‘Snow’ without ‘Jon’
Fans of the show are definitely encouraged to check out the hashtag, which is still trending today.