Sophie Turner Criticised For Boycotting Georgia Over Abortion Laws After Working On GOT In Northern Ireland
Sophie Turner has been speaking about against Georgia’s recently introduced abortion laws.
The state introduced a “heartbeat bill,” which means that abortion is illegal as soon as a heartbeat can be detected which can be six weeks.
The Game Of Thrones actress has been vocal on social media and in the press about her opposition to this law being introduced in several states.
While speaking in an interview for X-Men: Dark Phoenix Sophie’s co-star Jessica Chastain explained that she is among the dozens of Hollywood stars who signed a letter boycotting working in the states which have recently brought in these strict laws.
Georgia is one of the largest film production states in the US.
Alyssa Milano, Alec Baldwin, Amy Schumer and Don Cheadle among many others signed the letter.
Sophie Turner also proudly revealed that she also signed the letter of protest, but many pointed out that she had been working in Nothern Ireland for ten years for Game Of Thrones.
Sophie Turner filmed GoT in Northern Ireland for 10 years here and didn’t say a word about the Draconian abortion restrictions here. Jessica Chastain had nothing to say when they filmed Miss Julie here in 2017. https://t.co/yaUDePHscs
— Stephen Donnan-Dalzell (@Donnan_S) May 29, 2019
Sophie Turner: “I won’t work in any place that discriminates against women!”
Me: “You continued filming #GameOfThrones in Northern Ireland even after it was made public they made it illegal to have an abortion and you made no comment or commitment then?”
Sophie Turner: pic.twitter.com/tlDcz1O9DQ
— Galvin (@Jerk_Burton) May 29, 2019
Very interesting that Sophie Turner won’t work in Georgia but didn’t comment on Northern Ireland even though she worked there for years!!!
— emer julia??? (@emerjeemer) May 29, 2019
— Cory Kapadia (@CoryKapadia) May 31, 2019
Northern Ireland still has a total abortion ban, despite the Republic voting to legalise it this year.
The English actress was asked about this in a recent interview, to which she replied: “There was a lot of work of Game of Thrones there.
“So luckily we’re moving on.”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 29, 2019
While many aren’t happy with the 23-year-old’s timing, it’s important to note a few things.
The actress was just 13 when she started filming on Game Of Thrones, and so it was a little early to be aware of the country’s laws. She has also implied that she will no longer work in the country, now that GOT is over.
While some may feel it’s a case of too little, too late from Sophie, it’s certainly better that she is getting involved now rather than not at all.
It’s never too late to get involved in, and become more educated about, injustice.
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