Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner recently opened up about how fan criticism during filming caused her to become depressed.
There are definitely two sides to the social media coin. On the bright side, it has made the world seem like a much smaller space and brought us closer to celebrities and high profile people. However, rather ironically, that is also the downside. While some fans use social media to keep track of and heap praise upon those they admire, others see it as a means to be horrible to the rich and famous.
Most of you reading this have likely been the subject of a nasty comment on Twitter or Instagram. Hopefully, those comments are few and far between. For famous people, those negative remarks probably never stop. For every positive thing said about them online, there is probably one that is equally as horrible. Some celebrities can shrug it off while others sadly let it get to them.
Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark from Game Of Thrones, recently opened up about a time in her career where she let negative comments get the better of her. During an appearance on Dr. Phil's podcast Phil In The Blanks, Turner revealed that she let negative social media comments get to her so much that she became depressed.
"It only started to kind of go downhill I think when I started to hit puberty, and really puberty, though, at like 17," Turner explained. "I would just believe it...I would just say, 'Yeah, I am spotty. Yeah, I am fat. I am a bad actress,' and I just believed it." Now she's 23 she has learned to love herself, and she credits a lot of that to her fiancé Joe Jonas.
As we wrote above, tackling the negativity that comes with being a celebrity on social media is a tough task. Add to that the fact that Turner was only 17 at the time and everything would have understandably magnified. It's hard to fathom that people would publically criticize a child for her appearance and acting ability but sadly, it happens. All the Lady Of Winterfell can do is continue to silence her critics as she has been doing for years.