Sophie Turner was disgusted after seeing racist ‘Sansa Stark’ meme

February 01st, 2019
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Even to this day, white supremacy or racism is still apparent and powerful in many countries. And, despite a decade-long battle to root out racial bias, there are instances wherein people–especially those from ethnic minorities–experience inequality, exclusion, and injustice.

Although it’s going to be an arduous task to eradicate racial discrimination, there are celebrities who use their fame to make a difference. Recently, HBO star Sophie Turner–who played Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones and Jean Grey in the rebooted X-Men franchise–has slammed the use of her photo to promote racism.

A now-deleted tweet, the meme used an image of Sansa Stark with a caption, “Purity in Race and Culture.” It also told white people to keep their race “pure” and not “destroy it by genetic mixing.”

Appalled by racist tweet, Turner immediately responded to it, saying: “Ew. Please don’t use me to promote racism.”

Sophie Turner smiting racists is a beautiful thing to wake up to. pic.twitter.com/2zc7xfkpry

— Eleanor (@that_wild_wolf) January 27, 2019

Of course, Game of Thrones fans were always quick to express their support to the “Lady of Winterfell.”

Yes queen! Put them in check. pic.twitter.com/6Z5A49dxD6

— Bayli Rhodes (@bayli_dawn) January 26, 2019

Good job pic.twitter.com/pgukLX5vGM

— Jorge A. P-C (@japcon667) January 26, 2019

Even better good job. pic.twitter.com/h4RGGnc3cT

— Jorge A. P-C (@japcon667) January 26, 2019

this is so horrifying on so many different levels pic.twitter.com/UVwTOkLcbS

— 🌟Lindsey❄️Richter🌟 (@LindseyRichter) January 26, 2019

I just reported a huge number of racist/anti Semitic tweets by her. Holy shit I can’t believe how many Nazis there are on Twitter

— Katie Jayne Earl (@KatieMowgli) January 26, 2019

Actually, this is not the first time that Turner has condemned such racist appeals. Last year, she was also praised by netizens by calling out “racist” and “sexist” article, involving Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.

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