If you happened to see Sophie Turner’s baby boy on Instagram this morning, you shouldn’t.
The Game of Thrones star who is married to singer Joe Jonas accidentally shared a photo of her 2-year-old daughter Vera on her Instagram Story, then promptly deleted it. Now, Turner has made it clear to her 14.5 million followers that she and her husband respect their children’s privacy.
“I made an honest mistake this morning when I accidentally posted a video of our daughter to Instagram Stories,” she wrote in a follow-up message. “We have always supported our children’s right to privacy, so sharing this publicly goes against everything I stand for. Our children should have the right to grow up out of the public eye, to learn and grow in privacy.”
Turner also asked anyone who took video of the screen or took pictures of their children to delete their posts.
“If I post anything about our baby, you know it’s definitely a mistake,” continued the 27-year-old, who welcomed another little girl, Jonas, last year. “If anyone has reposted it on other platforms, please delete the video, I would appreciate it.”
As child privacy becomes an increasingly hot topic in the age of social media, celebrities have become more vocal about their decisions to keep their children out of the public eye. Kelly Osbourne, 70, recently had a falling out with her mother Sharon Osbourne after she revealed her granddaughter’s name on British show The Talk . Actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have publicly said they will not post pictures of their children on social media until they are old enough to consent, Blake Lay So did Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Supermodel Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik, as well as Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, are some of the celebrity parents who routinely cover their children’s faces in photos. So did Mindy Kaling, mother of the youngest of two.
Turner has previously spoken about her efforts to protect her daughter’s privacy. In 2021, the “Dark Phoenix” actress slammed paparazzi for taking pictures of her while she was out with her then 10-month-old child.
“She didn’t ask to have this life filmed,” Turner explained at the time. “It’s creepy that grown adults are taking pictures of babies without their permission. I’m sick. I’m disgusted and I respectfully ask everyone to stop following us, stop trying to take pictures of our daughter and most importantly get them printed.”