Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones series has faced down some of fiction’s most vile villains (Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton to name a few) — but it’s the real life actions of YouTube personality Logan Paul that have drawn more ire than even those GRMM-conceived reprobates could ever muster.
Paul recently chronicled a visit with his friends to Aokigahara, Japan, the northwestern Mt. Fuji-region historically associated with the name “Suicide Forest” due to it being “one of the world’s most popular suicide sites.” Turner disparaged Paul and his cohorts on her Twitter account for not reporting a dead body they found in the forest to the authorities, instead reacting in ways she found to be “mocking” rather than awareness-raising.
@LoganPaul You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your “apology” is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 2, 2018
Paul has since taken the video down and issued an apology, although even that, in Turner’s view, was anything but and “self-praising” to boot.
Was Turner right in her criticism of Logan Paul? Was the YouTube personality’s disrespect towards the dead in hope for video views reprehensible behavior? Let us know in the comments.
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