Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is not having it when it comes to celebrities flaking on social distancing orders during a pandemic. The actress shared a video on Instagram over the weekend where she criticized those who value “freedom” over protecting vulnerable populations that may be severely impacted by COVID-19.
The video came after another actress, Evangeline Lilly, faced backlash for not taking social distancing measures and showed herself going about “business as usual” while others are locking down. Turner posted a video from her kitchen along with Joe Jonas and criticized those who valued their freedom over the need to protect others.
i’m living for sophie turner dragging evangeline lilly and vanessa hudgens after they said the coronavirus quarantine is overdramatic and they value their freedoms over their health. sophie did not come to play pic.twitter.com/yWJckWPDDX
— rey (@dicksgraysn) March 20, 2020
“Stay inside. Don’t be f*cking stupid, even if you count your ‘freedom’ over, I don’t know, what is it, your health.” Turner said. “I don’t give a F about your freedom, you could be infecting other people, other vulnerable people around you by doing this. So stay inside guys.”
It wasn’t necessarily a direct critique of Lilly, but it did take a swipe at the “freedom” Lilly boasted about earlier in the week. The seriousness of the message was clear despite the hilarious facial modulation done in the Instagram video. And it also came amid the news that actress Demi Mazar tested positive for coronavirus. She shared an update on Instagram and stressed she is OK and reinforced the need to keep others safe and away from those who are carrying the virus.
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I have just tested positive for Covid-19.I AM OK! About a month ago my entire home(husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug- Low grade fever,headaches,sore throat,body aches,ears ringing and a dry cough.It cleared up quickly.Seasonal I thought?but it felt unusual/different… Two weeks later,March 15th,I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches,and 102.4 fever.I figured maybe I got the flu or..Corona????? I had had cocktails the evening prior,and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends.I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16.He said NO,I didn’t meet the criteria.I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country&I hadnt been with someone who had actually tested positive.I found this kind of a CRAZY criteria for a NY’er as I had taken the subway,gone to the theater,the grocery store,the pharmacy,hair salon,etc.I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies&bleach wipes,dry goods.extra food etc. Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely,my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC &forbidding movement outside the home without permission,like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday,i hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits,which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital. I went on 3/17.First I was tested for the flu-which was negative.Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results,which would take 3-7 days(in S.Korea it takes two hours) Well..today is day 5 and I just found out.Im hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already.Its very “morphy”.One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal.Today my lungs are heavy,but I’m tough. I can breath,and I’m going to heal here,in my own home!My family is under quarantine for 14 days.They have no symptoms.I think we all had it possibly already?Who knows. Anyhow,stay home people!Protect yourselves&your loved ones.Build up your immune systems.Good Luck&God Bless us all! #alonetogether #physicaldistancing #stayhome
Turner and her celebrity husband are the latest to stress the need to social distance despite the mental strain it has had on many, as the impacts the attempt to flatten the curve will have on the virus and its spread will not be fully seen until much later.