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Posted on Nov 7, 2017

Sophie Turner Went On An Epic Twitter Rant Defending Finn Wolfhard

"It doesn't matter if they are an actor... they are kids first."

Over the weekend, 14-year-old Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard was called rude because he didn't stop to talk with fans waiting for him outside his hotel — and his castmates quickly shut it DOWN and defended him.

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But they weren't the only ones! Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who knows a thing or two about growing up as a child actor in the spotlight, just came to Finn's defense.

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The actor made her feelings clear in a very strongly worded series of tweets about the way the young Stranger Things cast have been treated recently in general, and specifically about the Finn incident:

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

Sophie then flipped the situation around and explained just how weird and creepy the whole thing is and why this doesn't just "come with the job":

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. You would do anything you could to delete that persons 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. I don’t care if it

“Comes with the job”. It doesn’t.

Finally, Sophie ended her epic and on-point thread calling out the original fan who blasted Finn in the first place:

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.



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