Don’t Poke the Direwolf: Sophie Turner Has Choice Words for ‘Stranger Things’ Trolls Who Pick on Young Stars
Hasn’t anyone learned not to mess with the Lady of Winterfell? (Or, you know, the cast of her fave Netflix show?)
On Monday evening, Sansa Stark Sophie Turner gave the internet trolls a piece of her mind. Turner bashed photo-obsessed fans who were upset that 14-year-old Finn Wolfhard, aka Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things, didn’t take pictures with them when leaving his hotel a few days ago. One fan even tweeted a video of Wolfhard with the caption, “Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can’t even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW.”
Turner knows a thing or two about being young and in the spotlight. She was only 13 years old when she was cast as Sansa for Game of Thrones (now she’s 21 and engaged...and we feel incredibly ancient).
In her tweets, Turner wrote:
Damn... seeing fully grown adults wait outside the “Stranger Things” kids’ hotels etc, and then abuse them when they don’tstop for them is super weird. A. What adult in their right mind waits for a CHILD outside their hotel and B is then offended when the CHILD doesn’t stop. It doesn’t matter if they are an actor... they are kids first. Give them the space they need in order to grow without feeling like they owe anyone anything for living their childhood dreams. Oh and ps. Imagine.. you, a parent, walking with your 13 year old son/daughter and seeing a fully grown adult pointing their camera phone at your kid. You would do anything you could to delete that persons photograph, and remove your child from that situation as soon as you could. It doesn’t matter if that child happens to be an actor and consented to a professional film crew capturing their moves when in character. That does NOT mean that this child consented to being followed around with a camera in their face. I don’tcare if it “Comes with the job.” It doesn’t. And how dare you shun and demean that child when they don’t pose for an adult strangers photograph or walk over and talk to them when they take that NOT CONSENTED FOR photo. Doesn’t that go against everything we teach our children anyway? Pshhhh. Some people man.
Too true. Bravo, Sophie. We would bend the knee to you any day.