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Sophie Turner Tears Into Piers Morgan Over Mental Health Tweets

She also labelled the presenter a “tw*t”

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As a society in general, we have progressed in embracing the conversation surrounding mental health.

That being said there is still a staggering amount of work to be done to tackle an issue that for so many people has huge implications on their everyday life.

Obviously many celebrities use their platform to do a lot of amazing work surrounding mental health. Be it through charity work or generally raising awareness of the issue.

Others, not so much.


Television host, Piers Morgan definitely falls into the latter category. The outspoke presenter has consistently played down the effects of mental health, leading to heavy amounts of criticism.

Morgan has sparked controversy once more after sharing an article from The Sun on Twitter with the headline: “Beverley Callard says celebs are trying to make mental health problems ‘fashionable’.”

In sharing the link, Piers added: “She’ll be hammered for saying this, but it’s 100% true.”

In the article, the Coronation Street actress spoke about her own struggles with mental health: “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’.”

Step in Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, who took issue with Piers’ comments and spoke about how people using their platform to discuss the topic is a positive thing.

“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. But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Tw*t.”

Piers fired back with a typically childish response to a subject that we should be taking seriously.

Piers even went on to refer to Turner as a ‘C-list celebrity’ which is an extremely bizarre opinion to hold.

Sophie went on to share a series of posts discussing mental health and the importance of feeling comfortable speaking about it.


Are you struggling with your mental health? You can find support online at CALM or use the CALM helpline.


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