Bella Thorne nude photos leak: Actress slams Whoopi Goldberg for blaming her for keeping topless pictures of herself on her phone
Thorne shared an emotional video to Instagram on Tuesday in response to Goldberg's criticism of her releasing her own nude images after a hacker threatened to. She says she's 'saddened and displeased.'
Bella Thorne is not going to keep mum. Not after what she has been through recently.
The actress was recently threatened by a hacker after he allegedly stole her private photos, but she decided to deal with it in a powerful way. Over the weekend, Thorne posted a lengthy note online explaining how she has decided to take control of the situation by releasing her nude photos herself. This act of hers drew criticism from Whoopi Goldberg and now Thorne is responding to that.
Thorne shared an emotional video to Instagram on Tuesday in response to Goldberg's criticism of her releasing her own nude images. She says she's "saddened and displeased." You can watch her video here.
"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 me that I only wanted one special person to see," Thorne wrote.
After she released the pictures, she became the hot topic on Monday's episode of the daytime talk show 'The View'.
Goldberg is one of the show's hosts and, as it turns out, wasn't empathetic towards Thorne's plight and took to blaming her for taking the nudes in the first place.
"If you're famous, I don't care how old you are. You don't take nude pictures of yourself," Goldberg said. "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."
Others on the show like co-host Sunny Hostin were not as harsh. "It just saddens me that these kids have to go through this. For someone to extort her or threaten her with posting these pictures, it's terrible."
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
Hurt and disappointed with the victim blaming, Thorne expressed disappointment at Goldberg's comments.
"I'm not going to lie, I feel pretty disgusting knowing everybody has seen my shit, and that interview made me feel pretty bad about myself. I hope you're happy, I really do. I hope you're so fu**ing happy because I can only imagine all the kids who have their shit released and then they commit suicide," Thorne said while crying on the camera.
Thorne was very suggestive that the women on the panel did not seem to understand what it means to grow up in the digital age, adding that she won't be making an appearance on the talk show.
"You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things in such an awful situation. You know I don’t really want to go on 'The View' anymore because I don’t really want to be beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality. I don’t really feel like that. So I’m going to cancel my interview because I don’t really want you guys talking about your views to young girls, because I would not want my daughter to learn that," she said.
She also asked Goldberg if she went out "drinking and dancing" if she deserved to be "raped" because those two things "are really f***ing similar."
Thorne also shared a post citing Jennifer Lawrence's 2014 nude photo leak. At that time, Lawrence had said that "it is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting."
Finally, Thorne makes it amply clear that the person who should really be ashamed of themselves is the hacker who has leaked pictures without the subject's permission. And that women and young girls everywhere shouldn't be victimized.