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Sophie Turner, ‘Game of Thrones’ star, faces backlash over friend’s GoFundMe

Actress Sophie Turner is seen on Nov. 30, 2017 in New York City. Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images

On Monday, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner asked her followers to help out her friend who was recently involved in an accident.

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“Hi everyone. My friend Dan Lipski was in a terrible accident recently, and it’s crucial that we raise as much money as we can for him,” Turner captioned her post on Instagram. “Please donate.”

She also included a link to his GoFundMe fundraiser.

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Lipski is the tour manager for Turner’s fiancée’s band, DNCE. Joe Jonas, the lead vocalist, asked fans and followers for love and prayers as he announced that Lipski was “badly injured” in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The GoFundMe campaign, which was created on Dec. 15,  has already raised over $35,400 with a goal of $40,000.

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Many of Turner’s followers were confused by the star asking her fans to donate money.

Others were adding the income of Turner and Jonas, questioning why the engaged couple didn’t raise the money themselves.

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Following the backlash, Turner turned the comments off on her Instagram post, aimed at raising awareness for Lipski.

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“Dan Lipski was recently in a bad accident in Bangkok Thailand. He is badly injured and in a hospital there and although his health is improving, it’s likely he’ll be in the hospital for weeks to come,” a statement on a GoFundMe page for Lipski detailed.


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