'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner savages Piers Morgan for his tweets about mental health
Her character on Game of Thrones has grown from an innocent young girl to a savvy woman who feeds nasty men to the dogs - and it turns out Sophie Turner doesn't take any nonsense from anyone either.
The 22-year-old recently took to Twitter to slam Piers Morgan after he made some controversial posts about mental health becoming the "fashion".
Making fans around the world proud, Turner made it clear that people suffering from mental health woes should not and would not be "shunned back into silence".
It all started when the contentious journalist posted an article in which a British TV actress had called out celebrities for trying to make mental health problems fashionable "like a Gucci handbag".
In the article, Coronation Street star Beverly Callard stated: "Real mental illness is very dark and it takes a great deal of strength to ask for help. I think we are now definitely chipping away at the stigma. But we have to be careful mental illness doesn’t become like a Gucci handbag. There is a danger it can become 'fashionable'."
Morgan agreed with what Callard said, writing on Twitter: "She'll be hammered for saying this, but it's 100 per cent true."
However, the Good Morning Britain anchor had no idea what was about to hit him.
Only hours later, Turner quote-tweeted his tweet and named him a "twat".
"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 wrote. "But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Twat. [sic]"
Her attack on Morgan had fans hailing the 'Queen in the North' for standing up for the millions of people out there who suffer from mental health worries on a daily basis.
One Twitter user named @MyLifesSonnet congratulated the X-Men actress on speaking out, writing: "I appreciate those celebrities that speak out about it. There IS a stigma, and those who are not famous suffer the most from it."
"Thank you so much for calling him out on what he said," added @echodiva. "The only way to get rid of the stigma is to be open about mental illness."
After destroying Morgan, Turner turned to social media once again to encourage others to share their stories about mental health, telling them "you are not alone".
"If we can just all speak out about our experiences or our loved one's experiences we can help other people who suffer with mental illness not feel so alone," she wrote. "Let’s keep this dialogue going. 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."
Go, Sophie, go! All hail the queen!