Tearful Bella Thorne Shames Whoopi Goldberg for ‘Sick’ Nude Photo Remark
On 15 June, US actress and singer Bella Thorne opted to “take the power back” by releasing her own nude photographs on social media after hackers threatened to leak the images online.
Bella Thorne has called out Whoopi Goldberg for her “sick” reaction to the actress releasing her own nude photographs online.
On Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show The View, Goldberg deplored Thorne’s decision to make the topless images public on social media, and seemingly blamed her for taking nude photographs in the first place.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude photos of yourself,” Goldberg said. “If you don’t know this in 2019, that this is an issue, I’m sorry…You cannot be surprised if someone’s hacked you, especially if you have stuff on your phone.”
Thorne took to Instagram on Tuesday to vent her emotional response to the 63-year-old celebrity’s criticism, releasing a spate of scathing Stories.
“Shame on you Whoopi,” Thorne said in one video.
“I just want to say that me watching this video made me feel really bad about myself…You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
Questioning Goldberg’s views on consent, Bella Thorne added:
“Saying if you take a sexy photo then basically it deserves to be leaked like…So if I go out to a party drinking and I want to go dancing on the dance floor…do I deserve to be raped too?”
In an open letter posted to her Instagram Story, Thorne slammed Goldberg for choosing to shame girls for taking nude photos of themselves, and added it was “sick and disgusting” to blame them.
She called on Goldberg to reconsider her stance, as young girls watch her show, and this could emotionally scar them.
Thorne stated she would also boycott The View, cancelling a planned appearance on the show since she didn’t “want to be beaten down by a bunch of older women” over her body and sexuality.
On Saturday, the 21-year-old American actress, model, singer and music video director chose to “take the power back” by publishing her own topless photographs on social media, thus forestalling hackers’ threats to release the images. “U don’t get to take another thing from me. U can’t control my life, you never will [sic],” Thorne wrote in an open letter on Twitter.
There have been so many suicides over this stuff. Fuck the View.
— Cassandra Fairbanks 🕊⏳ (@CassandraRules) June 19, 2019
It is the worst show in the history of television, it leaves stains on my screen as I try to change channels, and gives off an odor of old sweat socks left in the rain.
— Public Relations Co. Legal Advisor #429 (@FreeTreeBark100) June 19, 2019
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.
— Jess🌼 (@JessieGalli) June 18, 2019
@bellathorne Fuck everyone who blame girls for what happens to them, y’all can take nudes, dance and dress the way YOU want. Your body is a work of art and it’s YOUR chose to share it or not. Stay strong my bb i lovr you. ❤️❤️ Our society’s fucked up. pic.twitter.com/BQMDVVis6y
— 🕊️ (@deanscxtt) June 18, 2019
Bella Thorne is the latest celebrity to have her privacy violated as a result of a hacking attack. A few years ago, several famous women — including Jennifer Lawrence, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Upton — had their private photos hacked and shared online.