Sophie Turner, who made her acting debut in the role of Sansa Stark on the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones, is speaking out against a New York City ad campaign that supports a contentious diet drug that is sweeping Hollywood. The 27-year-old actress has criticized the Ozempic weight loss drug advertisements that have begun to run in a subway station in New York City.

The X-Men: Dark Phoenix actress reposted a post to her Instagram stories that showed the advertisements at the Times Square subway station. The actress, who has previously been open about her battle with an eating disorder in 2019, has previously discussed this issue openly. She admitted that her use of social media and the pressure of being a star of the well-liked HBO series “completely consumed” her.

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Sophie Turner

The actress spoke candidly about her struggles with body image in an interview with Marie Claire Australia in May 2019. She claimed to have been under pressure to lose weight but, instead, she sought therapy to deal with her inadequacies. 

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Sophie Turner Criticizes NYC Subway Ads for Olympic Weight Loss

The weight-loss prescription drug advertisements that have been plastered all over New York City subway stations have drawn criticism from Sophie Turner.

On April 3, the 27-year-old actor reposted an Instagram post to her Stories with images of advertisements for Ro, a telehealth company promoting a brand-new weight-loss program with the ‘injectable semaglutide drug, Wegovy’.

She cited Sophie Vershbow in her post as the Twitter user, who first noticed the weight-loss advertisements in the Times Square subway station. Vershbow Tweeted: “The Ozempic ads plastered across the Times Square subway station can f*** all the way off.”

The Game of Thrones actor reposted the tweet after plus-size model and activist, Charli Howard shared it on Instagram. To finish off her Instagram Story post, Turner merely added, “WTF.”

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Sophie Turner

In an interview with Elle ‌back in May of 2022, she was open about the disorder’s treatment. Turner admitted to the outlet that in order to “ensure I wasn’t doing anything unhealthy with my eating habits,” she needed a live-in therapist.

The Do Revenge actress admitted, “I still have days when I feel depressed or anxious.” 

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She Is Not The Only Famous Person To Speak Against It

The contentious subway advertisements depict people injecting weight-loss drugs into their arms or stomachs and advertise them as “a weekly shot to lose weight.” The telehealth company claims on its website that the Body Program, which costs $135 per month for the program alone, aids patients in losing weight by “pair[ing] revolutionary medication with coaching, care, and healthy lifestyle changes to make it last.” 

Not only Sophie Turner but other well-known figures have denounced the drug’s alleged widespread use in the past. 

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Last month, Uncut Gems star, Julia Fox called out people who use the diabetes medication Ozempic for weight loss in response to rumors that she uses it. British Actress Jameela Jamil from The Good Place also alleged in an Instagram post that the celebrities at the 2023 Oscars had used weight-loss injections.

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