68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ShowDuring last night's "Game of Thrones," you might've noticed seeing the hashtag #NoConfederate next to tweets about Dany, Jon Snow, Cersei, and our beloved Queen of Thorns.

The reason is to get HBO's attention about "Confederate," the recently announced series coming from the "Game of Thrones" showrunners, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss, along with producers Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman.

The controversy with "Confederate" started right away, and both the GoT showrunners and HBO boss Casey Bloys have spoken out to defend the show.

HBO shared a new statement on Sunday in reaction to #NoConfederate (via Deadline):

"We have great respect for the dialogue and concern being expressed around Confederate. We have faith that Nichelle, Dan, David and Malcolm will approach the subject with care and sensitivity. The project is currently in its infancy so we hope that people will reserve judgment until there is something to see."

One of the organizers of #NoConfederate, April Reign, tweeted on Friday that they'd be rallying the realm during Sunday's "Game of Thrones":

She returned to Twitter Sunday night to celebrate the success of the campaign:

It sounds like HBO still plans to go ahead with "Confederate," but it's early days for that series. Meanwhile, GoT continues next Sunday at 9 p.m., and it's probable the #NoConfederate campaign will continue as Episode 4 plays out.

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