Fans Defend Emilia Clarke After Trolls Bully Her On Social Media

Fans have jumped in to defend Emilia Clarke after trolls criticized her appearance in a recent Instagram selfie. The “Game of Thrones” star shared a photo of herself posing with a mug reading “you’re doing f***ing great,” and while many fans were pleased to see the actress, it wasn’t long before anonymous bullies started commenting.

“Mum got me a mug. I felt it was important to share this newfound wisdom. Use it and reap the rewards,” she wrote. Her smile in the photo is contagious, and she looks relaxed and happy. However, that wasn’t enough for some people. In fact, they said some pretty nasty things to and about her over on Twitter.

“What’s happening with those hairs, they’re worse than mine right now,” one of the trolls said of Emilia Clarke’s selfie. Another wrote, “Lmao wow Daenerys Targaryen didn’t just hit the wall she flew into it full speed on a dragon.”

Pretty much all of the bullying she received was from men who seem to believe not only that women exist solely to please them, but that we should never age or look anything less than perfect.

Thankfully, not everyone was quite so rude. In fact, fans flocked to social media to defend Clarke and spread some positivity.

“Emilia Clarke automatically wins any argument against her because I don’t know a single female content enough in her life to post an unedited kitchen selfie with severe overhead lighting,” one person wrote.

Others called for the trolls to “do better” since Clarke is obviously just as great as ever. “Um are you kidding me? She’s still got it, always will have it, and won’t ever lose it even when she gets older… Do better,” they wrote.

Another person complimented Clarke for looking so well and staying positive given all she’s been through with her health recently. “So people are really trying to bully Emilia Clarke for looking bad? Do those fools understand what all she has been through medically? Not to mention she looks great…” they wrote.

And while it’s nice that fans have come to Emilia Clarke’s defense against trolls, it’s ridiculous that there needs to be any justification for her appearance. Why can’t people just be nice?

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill