Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have been keeping a pretty low profile since welcoming their baby daughter. They’ve chosen not to post pictures of her online—but on Wednesday, May 12, Page Six published photos of Turner and her daughter together. We won’t be linking to the shots.
Later that day, Turner took to Instagram Stories to slam the photographer(s) who lurked around to capture the images. “I just woke up,” she told her followers, per E! “I guess yesterday some paparazzi managed to get a picture of my daughter and I, and I just want to say that the reason I am not posting pictures of my daughter and making sure that we can avoid paparazzi at all costs is because I explicitly do not want those photos out there.”
“She is my daughter. She did not ask for this life, to be photographed,” she continued, adding, “It’s fucking creepy that grown old men [are] taking pictures of a baby without their permission. I’m sickened, I’m disgusted, and I’m respectfully asking everyone to stop following us around and stop trying to take pictures of our daughter and especially printing them.”
“It’s disgusting and you do not have my permission,” the new mom said, emphasizing her point.
Turner’s Instagram Stories are now gone. Typically they would stay visible for 24 hours, and it’s not clear how long she left hers up for. Regardless, everyone should listen to the Game of Thrones actor’s message and respect her daughter’s right to privacy.
What Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have chosen to reveal about their family is selective. In May, Jonas told CBS This Morning being at home with Turner and their daughter has “been amazing.”
“It’s been forced time at home—I’m always on the go,” he said. “I’m always moving and traveling and touring. To be in one place for a solid amount of time and having my feet on the ground and be with my family, my immediate family, is time I don’t think I’’ll get back. I’m so thankful and grateful.”