Sophie Turner Defends Stranger Things Cast in Wake of Fan Criticism
Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard was recently criticized after a video surfaced of him walking past a group of fans who were waiting outside his hotel without taking any pictures or signing any autographs. The 14-year-old’s co-stars quickly came to his defense online, which is to be expected seeing how close the Netflix crew is, and now Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner is also weighing in and standing up for her fellow young Hollywood stars.
Joe Jonas‘ fiancee took to Twitter yesterday to write, “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. A. What adult in their right mind waits for a CHILD outside their hotel and B. is then is 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,” the 21-year-old added. “You would do anything you could to delete that person’s 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.”
Sophie continued, “I don’t care 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.”
The X-Men star has an incredibly valid point — no celebrity is required to stop for pictures and/or autographs, and therefore shouldn’t be hated on when they chose not to comply with people’s requests every single time.