Maisie Williams Calls Out Tabloid for Focusing on Her Dress Instead of Charity
"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams helped raise money for a British children's charity this weekend, but you'd never know it based on one tabloid's report, which chose to focus almost exclusively on Williams's outfit rather than the event. Now, the actress has offered her own alternative headline to the story, returning attention to where it belongs: the charity itself.
It all started when Williams saw The Daily Mail's story about her attendance of a masquerade ball in support of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or NSPCC, a UK-based charity that works to stop child abuse. But instead of that good cause, it was what Williams was wearing that caught The Daily Mail's eye, with the site publishing the odd headline, "Unveiled: Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams goes braless in sheer lace dress and quirky headpiece at charity masquerade ball." The accompanying story went on to note, "In a daring move, the English actress appeared to go braless under the ensemble, flashing her bare legs in the transparent dress."
Needless to say, Williams wasn't pleased, and took to Twitter to rewrite the story's headline. "Alternative," Williams captioned a screenshot of the Daily Mail post. "Game of Thrones actor, Maisie Williams, helps raise thousands at a Summer Masquerade Ball for @NSPCC."
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 6, 2016
The Mail hasn't responded to Williams's post -- or altered its headline -- though a timestamp on the story shows it has since been updated. (Also no word on the decision to focus on Williams's "braless" dress, which doesn't appear at all risque, based on photos from the event.) The NSPCC did respond, however, and thanked the actress on Twitter for her continued support.
Photo credit: Maisie Williams/Instagram