'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner slates Evangeline Lilly and those not social distancing

Ben Arnold
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Sophie Turner arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sophie Turner (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has taken a strip off those failing to engage with the need for social distancing as coronavirus spreads.

Turner appeared to be specifically taking aim at outspoken celebrities including Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly and Vanessa Hudgens in a withering post to her Instagram Live feed.

“Stay inside, don’t be f**king stupid, even if you count your freedom over – I don’t know, what is it – your health,” Turner said, flanked by her husband Joe Jonas.

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“I don’t give a f**k about your freedom. You could be infecting other people, other vulnerable people around you, by doing this. So stay inside, guys. It’s not cool and it’s not big and it’s not clever. And that’s the tea.”

The tea reference appears to be in response to Lilly, who last week posted a picture of her morning cuppa after having “dropped my kids at gymnastics camp”.

“They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual,” Lilly wrote.

Singer and actress Hudgens found herself at the centre of controversy last week after she downplayed the potential death toll of the virus.

She called a potential period of quarantine “a bunch of bulls**t”, adding: “I'm sorry, but like, it's a virus, I get it, like, I respect it, but at the same time I'm like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?”

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She later apologised for her comments.

Lilly and Hudgens are not the only celebrities to have been pilloried for their remarks on the growing crisis.

Ant Middleton, former soldier and instructor on Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, issued an apology after posting two widely viewed videos saying that he'd be ignoring social distancing advice.