Sophie Turner is defending her children’s right to privacy after “accidentally” posting a video of her daughter on social media.
The actress and mother of two explained the blunder in an Instagram post and erased the video.
“Earlier today, I made an honest mistake accidentally posting a video of our daughter on Instagram Stories,” Turner said. As a family, we have always fought for the right of our children to privacy, thus I cannot in good conscience support making this information public. Our kids should be able to go to school and develop as people, not spectacles.
She went on to say, “If I ever were to post anything of our kids, know that it is unquestionably a mistake.”
Turner, who is 27 years old, pleaded with anybody who shared the video to “please delete the video.”
Turner and Joe Jonas had their first child, a daughter named Willa, in July 2020. The couple announced the birth of their second daughter over two years later, but they are keeping her name under wraps for now.
The 33-year-old member of the Jonas Brothers has shared his thoughts on the importance of privacy and safeguarding his loved ones.
Last year, Jonas told Elle, “You want to be really protective over how much you want to share” in your personal life. “And I feel like as artists, we get the opportunity to express our heart through our music, and so that’s where I’m as personal and honest as I can be.”
“I don’t really try to hide too much, but I think it’s about protecting what you keep close to your heart,” he said.
Ben and Erin Napier aren’t the only famous parents who have said they think kids should stay out of the spotlight until they can decide for themselves whether stardom is for them.
“What would I think if I could go back in time and see my mother putting all this out there for everyone to see?” What would my reaction be? Asked Erin Napier.
As parents, the HGTV stars want to protect their girls’ privacy, as they explained to TODAY.com last month.
To paraphrase, “What if you went back 30 years and started publicizing the things that I did, and my brothers and friends, before I knew better?” Ben Napier elaborated.
Of course, they aren’t the only parents that don’t let their kids use social media; Jennifer Garner said as much on TODAY.