Sophie Turner Wore a Mask During Birth, Setting an Example for All
Game of Thrones Actress Sophie Turner is making headlines for her Instagram post about masks.
Turner brought back, “And that’s tea” to her Instagram, and in a recent story, she shared with fans that she wore a mask while giving birth. After months of anti-maskers complaining, the actress’s point was that if she could breathe through a mask during hours of labor, then everyone should wear a mask in stores. The post has gotten support from fans and backlash from critics who felt that star should not be telling people what to do.
NEW 🎥 « If I can wear a mask while I give birth… you can wear a mask at walmart. And that’s the tea. »
Sophie Turner via Instagram pic.twitter.com/tf4vEqCESP— Sophie Turner Daily (@sophieturndaily) December 16, 2020
This clip was the first time that Turner has mentioned anything about the delivery of her daughter, Willa. Turner and her husband, singer Joe Jonas never confirmed their pregnancy publicly, but since the birth back in July, maternity pictures have been shared on the star’s Instagram. The couple has been spotted out by paparazzi with their faces masked and Willa’s stroller covered.
Turner is definitely not the only new mother who wore a mask during birth, as COVID-19 cases surge. The pregnancy and delivery process has become much more difficult, as doctors and nurses are responsible for keeping both mother and baby safe. Since early in quarantine, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been urging to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Experts have stressed that one does not replace the other and have updated guidelines throughout the year.
Wearing a mask is not hard. Breathing on a ventilator is. #COVID19 cases are rising fast. Do your part to slow the spread: 1) Stay home if you can. 2) #WearAMask over your mouth AND nose. 3) Stay 6 ft from others & avoid crowds. 4) Wash your hands often. https://t.co/DmfPOAPMjW pic.twitter.com/aZ7ibp90gA— CDC (@CDCgov) December 12, 2020
The X-Men Actress is an excellent example of a celebrity using their platform, even if it comes in the form of some hot tea. Turner understood that by wearing a mask during birth, she was not only protecting herself but everyone in the hospital who helped deliver baby Jonas. We can take her advice and continue to mask up when we are out in public, maintain 6ft of social distance, and practice good hygiene. To learn more about COVID-19 and what you can do to slow the spread, check here.