Ah, white nationalists, the gift that keeps on being a steaming pile of you know what.
One area in which they have been frighteningly adept at spreading their noxious rhetoric is in online propaganda, which often manifests in awful memes.
Last week, an account linked to white nationalists posted a photo of Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, and emblazoned over her were the words…
“White people exist.
White people have the right to exist.
White people have the right to exist as white people.
There were additional hashtags such as, #WarOnWhites #WhiteGenocide #ItsOkayToBeWhite #ItsOKToBeWhite.
And no, we are not posting the meme.
Two days later, Sophie Turner got wind of the meme, and responded…
Please don’t use my image for this.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) May 10, 2018
Naturally, people were here for it…
Drag him sis! pic.twitter.com/W20VhfJH4C
— Brittany Johnson (@HQtheWarden) May 10, 2018
The queen has spoken!
— E r i k a ♡ (@itserikassandra) May 10, 2018
— Ariell' (@sweeleili) May 10, 2018
— dalí y goya (@MurciaMerce) May 10, 2018
— Saskia (@PlanetLouis) May 10, 2018
— gwynbleidd (@juzsiekameruje) May 10, 2018
Sophie be like pic.twitter.com/iL9xp4yz6V
— Paula Rojas (@iPauli) May 10, 2018
While others wondered whether or not she should take legal action…
They can‘t use your images legally without your consent. Speak to your agent or @EquityUK. They will help you take the picture down.
— Kat Sellner (@KatSellner) May 10, 2018
Sophie didn’t have to say please. It’s her right to tell you to cease and desist. The infraction is illegal use of copyrighted material.
Everyone, let’s report the ORIGINAL TWEET ONLY as abusive or harmful, then select according to race. They will take it down regardless.
— Brad Lee (@BradSKfeatures) May 10, 2018
@SophieT you should sue these people for unauthorized use of your image
— Ana Paula Lückman (@ana_luckman) May 10, 2018
Get your lawyer to call them.
— Ocie (@justJJ7) May 10, 2018
All hail the Queen of the North…