- Bella Thorne decided to leak her own nude photos when a hacker threatened her with them.
- Whoopi Goldberg criticised the 21-year-old actress and model on “The View” for taking them in the first place.
- “Listen, if you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are, you don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” she said.
- On her Instagram story, Thorne likened this to victim-blaming and said Goldberg’s comments were “sick and honestly disgusting.”
- “Shame on you, Whoopi, shame on you,” she said. “And shame on you for putting that public opinion just out there like that for every young girl to think that they’re disgusting for even taking a photo like that.”
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Bella Thorne decided to take matters into her own hands when a hacker threatened to release her nude photos. But when Whoopi Goldberg tried to make her feel bad about it, she went onto Instagram to criticise her right back.
On June 15, rather than let the hacker win, she posted very not safe for work screenshots of their conversation on Twitter.
“I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see,” the 21-year-old actress and model wrote. “He has sent me multiple nude photos of other celebs, he won’t stop with me or them he will just keep going.”
But one person who didn’t appear to have any sympathy was fellow actress Goldberg.
On ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg’s cohost Sunny Hostin said it saddens her that young people have to go through things like this.
“I guess it’s the age of social media” she said. “For someone to extort her and threaten her with posting these pictures, it’s terrible.”
Goldberg, however, wasn’t convinced.
“Listen, if you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are, you don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” she said. “When they’re hacking you, they’re hacking all of your stuff. So whether it’s one picture or a million pictures, once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants it.
“And if you don’t know that in 2019 that this is an issue, I’m sorry. You don’t get to do that.”
BELLA THORNE POSTS NUDE PICS TO THWART HACKER: Actress Bella Thorne said she took her “power back” by sharing nude photos of herself after blackmailers threatened to leak them – the co-hosts discuss if this was the right move. https://t.co/1091s9Fn2d pic.twitter.com/VqFXmggPle
— The View (@TheView) June 17, 2019
After listening to Goldberg’s comments, Thorne took to Instagram to post a photo on her story with the caption “I was supposed to go on The View but honestly I don’t feel like being beaten down by a bunch of older women.”
In a long text post, Thorne wrote that she has loved Whoopi so for “so long” but was “displeased and saddened” by her responde.
“Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting,” she said. “Ur view on the matter is honestly awful.”
Then, she uploaded several videos addressing the situation.
“I’m not going to lie, I want to say I feel pretty disgusting, you know, I feel pretty disgusting,” she said.
“Whoopi, now that everyone’s seen my shit, and I just want to say watching this interview, you made me feel really bad about myself and I hope you’re happy I really do.”
She continued to talk about the impact of revenge porn, and how some people hurt themselves after nude photos are released.
“I can only imagine all the kids who have their shit released and then they commit suicide,” she said. “You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
She added she doesn’t think the women on “The View” should be voicing their opinions to young girls because she would never want to suggest to young people they are in the wrong for taking photos of themselves.
“Shame on you, Whoopi, shame on you,” she said. “And shame on you for putting that public opinion just out there like that for every young girl to think that they’re disgusting for even taking a photo like that.”
Thorne likened the victim-blaming to suggesting a person deserves to be raped if they go drinking and dancing at a party.
“Because to me I see those two things are really f—— similar,” she said.
On social media, many others agreed with Thorne.
“Whether you’re considered skinny or fat, pretty or ugly, women will always be judged for their bodies and it absolutely disgusted me to hear what @WhoopiGoldberg had to say about @bellathorne’s nudes being leaked and used as blackmail against her,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
“@WhoopiGoldberg, please stop with your victim blaming bullshit over this issue,” said journalist James Fell, who also wrote a thread on Thorne’s leak. “And anyone who wants to get judgemental about taking naked photos can also STFU.”
Why I am not interested in seeing @bellathorne's breasts.
— James Fell (@BodyForWife) June 19, 2019
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