Sophie Turner is setting the record straight after coming under fire for allegedly using an offensive racial slur.
In a now-deleted video shared to the Instagram Story of DJ and fitness guru Brendan Fallis on Tuesday, the 21-year-old “Game of Thrones” star is seen alongside her DNCE singer boyfriend, Joe Jonas, while at the gym.
“Look who came today,” Fallis can be heard saying in the NSFW video, while standing next to Jonas. As the camera pans over to Turner, the actress was accused by social media followers of saying, “What’s up, n***a?” However, Turner has since denied the claims.
In a statement to E! News, the British actress says, “I used the word ‘motherf**kers’ in a recent video posted in an Instagram story and not a hateful racial slur that has been suggested. I am incredibly upset that anyone would think otherwise, and I want to make it clear that I would never use such an abhorrent word.”