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One promised to continue to download “Game of Thrones” and “you, good sir, cannot and will no do bugger all about it.”

“Dear Mr. Ambassador, please take a deep breath,” another said.

One Australian, who identified himself as John Smith, was surprised that Mr. Bleich admitted to watching the show.

“From what I’ve seen, [it] is basically lots of soft porn with some dark comedy and gore thrown in to relieve the tedium,” Mr. Smith said. “It is amazing that an ambassador should admit to enjoying watching such stuff. What kind of people does the U.S. send here?”

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