After a hacker threatened to leak Bella Thorne’s nude photos, the actress took matters into her hands by releasing the snaps herself. Now, Whoopi Goldberg is slamming Bella for how she handled everything.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” the 63-year-old said on The View. “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.”
Unfortunately, the 21-year-old heard Whoopi’s comments and called out the talk show host on her Instagram Stories for slut-shaming her.
“Dear Whoopi, I have loved you for so long, but honestly, I’m so displeased and saddened by your response to my leak,” she wrote in a note that she uploaded on social media. “Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place is sick and honestly disgusting. So what? A girl can’t send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he’s already seen? I, as a woman, should be so scared walking around my home, being on my phone, doing anything? Is that what you want our women to be like? Scared of the masses for their sexuality?? Is that what you want? I don’t.”
The red-headed beauty continued the lengthy message by explaining that she should re-think what she previously stated. “I’m offended for anyone out there who has ever taken a sexy photo. I am offended for Jennifer Lawrence who feels publicly raped. I am offended for every person who has committed suicide for someone leaking their nudes,” she vented. “Your view on this matter is honestly awful, and I hope you change your mindset as you are on a show talking to young girls.”
However, the Famous in Love star didn’t stop there. “I’m not gonna lie, I wanna say that I feel pretty disgusting. I feel pretty disgusting, Whoopi, knowing that everyone’s seen my s—t,” she said in the clip while crying. “And I just want to say that me watching this interview made me feel bad about myself. And I hope you’re happy. I really do. I hope you’re so f—king happy. You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
The Florida native revealed she would no longer be going on The View after the incident. “Honestly, I don’t feel like being beaten down by a bunch of older women,” she wrote.
On June 16, the Disney alum shared screenshots of a text message conversation between her and her hacker. “Yesterday, as you all know, my s—t was hacked. For the last 24 hours, I have been threatened with my own nudes. I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from that I only wanted one person to see,” she wrote in a statement. “He has sent me multiple nude photos of other celebs, he won’t stop with me or them. He will just keep going.”
She added, “For too long, I let a man take advantage of me over and over, and I’m f—king sick of it. I’m putting this out because it’s MY DECISION NOW. YOU DON’T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. You can’t control my life, you never will. Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words, here’s my boobies.”
Bella ended the lengthy message by explaining how good she feels now that she beat her hacker to the punch. “So, here, f—k you, and the last 24 hours I have been crying instead of celebrating my book while doing my book press. Oh yeah, the FBI will be at your house shortly, so watch. Your. Mother. F—king. Back.”
You go, girl! We applaud your bravery.
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