'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey trolled for sharing AOC climate change video
“Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey didn’t mince words when responding to trolls who said she has no business spouting politics on social media.
The notoriously curt star shared a video in which she directly addressed the backlash she received after posting a video of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., firing back at a GOP lawmaker who claimed the Green New Deal is an "elitist" pet project for wealthy people on the left.
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“Who should run the world … YOU.” Headey wrote in an Instagram caption over Ocasio-Cortez’s response. “Brilliant, vocal, fearless, bold and Inspirational women. I f---ing love you and am side by side with every word.”
Shortly after she shared the post, Headey addressed her political detractors in a separate video message.
“I just want to say, when I post my views, I don’t really think of myself as being highly political, I just see myself as a human being and I care about the climate,” she begins. “I care about the climate, I care about my children and their future, I care about my friends and their children and their future, I care about the crisis going on all over the world, the humanitarian crisis.”
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The actress concluded by giving her bluntest response to the negativity yet.
“I give a f--- and if that offends you, or you think actors have no place in the world to have an opinion… f--- off, and unfollow me... And I shall not weep.”
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Headey, who will reprise her role as Cersei Lannister once more on HBO’s final season of “Game of Thrones,” isn’t shy about digging into politics on social media. In addition to the AOC video, this week alone she posted a video praising New Zealand’s recent ban on semi-automatic weapons and a few snaps of her at a march to protest Brexit.
[WARNING: The video below contains graphic language.]