Like we needed ANOTHER reason to love her!
Sophie Turner is one of the most talked-about women in the world, shaping up to be one of Game of Thrones’ most exciting success stories.
Whether she’s showing off her acting chops as GoT’s Sansa Stark or being one half of an LA power couple with fiancé Joe Jonas, the 22-year-old never fails to make viral news.
But the Game of Thrones star made headlines this week for another reason, as she took down 53-year-old TV presenter Piers Morgan, after he voiced his controversial views on mental health.
The divisive Good morning Britain presenter shared an article to Twitter, in which actress Beverley Callard expressed concern for celebrities trying to make mental health ‘fashionable’.
Voicing his support, he captioned the post: ’She’ll be hammered for saying this, but 100% true’.
But as a keen advocate for mental health, Sophie Turner was having none of it, giving Piers a serious dressing down.
‘Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year,’ she posted to Twitter alongside his initial comment. ‘But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Twat.’
She continued: ‘People who think it’s okay to make jokes about mental illness, I feel you must be lucky, because surely you don’t understand or can’t comprehend what it is like to have or know someone with an illness like this.’
‘Depression is the second biggest killer in affluent Europe and America. One of the greatest reasons being, I believe, is because mental illness has so much stigma surrounding it. If we can just all speak out about our experiences or our loved ones experiences we can help other people who suffer with mental illness not feel so alone. Let’s keep this dialogue going.’
She concluded: ‘You are not alone, you can manage your illness, and people who make fun of it are the minority… not you. You are loved and supported.’
Game – Turner.