Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner Defends Stranger Things Kids Following Fan Criticism

Sophie Turner, the Game of Thrones star who was cast on the show before she reached her teens, has leapt to defend one of Stranger Things teen actors after fans accused him of rudeness.

Video footage of the moment, which has since been deleted, was captured by one fan, with another accusing the teenager of being "heartless".

In a number of tweets, she expressed how she too gets the same treatment from over-excited fans, but is better equipped to deal with it.

"Damn. seeing fully grown adults wait outside the "Stranger Things" kids' hotels etc, and then abuse them when they don't stop for them is super weird".

If anyone can speak from experience on this topic it's Turner, who was 15 years old when the first season of Thrones premiered. She continued remarking, "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". She also argues that no child actor has consented to be photographed beyond their professional commitments.

"In this instance, it has become clear to me that asking a character "to call in four years" and inappropriately tagging the underage actor who plays the character (Mike) was upsetting, suggestive and concerning for my audience". She later followed up on the tweets, noting how a parent might feel if someone in public started taking pictures of them or their child, and how this isn't "just part of the job".

'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?

Being 14 years old is tough. "To those I offended or misled, I apologize for a post made in haste and lacking in sensitivity, particularly considering the landscape of the present culture", she added. "In the past, I have asked fictitious characters of films to call me (namely Edward Scissorhands and Simba from the Lion King)".

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