Piers Morgan is feuding with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner

Stephanie Chase
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From Digital Spy

We're only nine days in to 2019 and Piers Morgan is already embroiled in yet another Twitter feud.

This time, it's with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner – and even more surprisingly, Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard is involved.

It all started when Piers shared an article from The Sun on Twitter with the headline: "Beverley Callard says celebs are trying to make mental health problems 'fashionable'."

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In sharing the link, Piers added: "She'll be hammered for saying this, but it's 100% true."

Speaking about her own experiences with mental illness, Callard had told Best Magazine: "Real mental illness is very dark and it takes a great deal of strength to ask for help.

“I think we are now definitely chipping away at the stigma. But we have to be careful mental illness doesn’t become like a Gucci handbag. There is a danger it can become ‘fashionable’.”

But Piers' tweet didn't go down very well with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who replied: "Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year.

"But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Twat."

Never one to back down, Piers then responded: "Hi Sophie, please don't abuse me like this - it's harmful to my mental health. Thanks."

He went on to say: "Why would I listen to yet another woefully unqualified C-list celebrity lecturing me about mental health to make herself look good, grab a few laughable 'She DESTROYED Piers Morgan!!' headlines & get lots of 'likes'? Just virtue-signalling nonsense."

Sophie's yet to respond to Piers specifically (although he better be careful, as she recently told Digital Spy that she's now the "true leader of Winterfell"), but she did post a series of inspiring tweets about depression and mental health.

Speaking to those who are going through a tough time, Sophie wrote: "You are not alone, you can manage your illness, and people who make fun of it are the minority... not you. You are loved and supported."

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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