Sophie Turner Slams Piers Morgan For His Tweet About Mental Health

Sophie Turner has posted about depression

Sophie Turner has posted about depression

Piers Morgan is no stranger to a Twitter storm and he sparked yet another heated debate as he claimed on social media that some celebrities are faking mental illness to secure positive publicity.

Beverley, who plays Liz McDonald in Corrie, said there was a danger it could become "fashionable" to talk about mental health, in an interview with Best Magazine.

"She'll be hammered for saying this, but it's 100% true".

This sentiment didn't sit well with Turner who then quote-tweeted Morgan with a comment of her own, calling him out by noting that the motivation to open up the conversation about mental health could be because mental illness "affects 1 in 4 people in United Kingdom per year".

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"Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects one in four people in the United Kingdom per year", she tweeted.

'But please go ahead and shun them back into silence'.

She said: "People who think it's okay to make jokes about mental illness, I feel you must be lucky, because surely you don't understand or can't comprehend what it is like to have or know someone with an illness like this".

She added: "You are not alone, you can manage your illness, and people who make fun of it are the minority... not you".

Great British Bake Off victor Nadiya Hussain, 34, also criticised the comments, writing: "You haven't got a clue". You are loved and supported'. "They do those with genuine mental illness a great disservice".

Approximately one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem each year, according to the charity Mind.

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