Bella Thorne posted a series of tearful videos Tuesday after Whoopi Goldberg criticized her for taking intimate photos of herself.
What We Know:
- Thorne shared nude photos of herself on Twitter Saturday after she said a hacker threatened her with them. “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 said in a statement on Twitter.
- Goldberg said the actress should have known that hackers would be able to access nude pictures she had taken. “Once you take that picture it goes into the cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants them,” she said.
- “I don’t really wanna 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,” Thorne responded on her Instagram story later Tuesday.
- Sunny Hostin, another co-host on The View empathized with Thorne. “It just saddens me that these kids have to go through this,” Hostin said during the show. “For someone to extort her and threaten her with posting these pictures, it’s terrible.” However, Goldberg was not here for it.
- “If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are, you don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” Goldberg said. Thorne claimed the comments made her feel bad about herself during a series of videos where she was crying. She even said that she would cancel an upcoming appearance on the show.
- Many people like Zendaya Coleman and Serayah McNeill showed support to Thorne. This topic sparked a large conversation on Twitter about victim blaming. Some people sided with Thorne while others claimed that Goldberg was simply giving her advice.
Who do you think was right or wrong in this situation?
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
the media is framing whoopi goldberg, a black woman, to be an antagonist just because bella thorne cried in a video when all whoopi did was speak common sense BUT no one is attacking meghan mccain, a white lady, who said the same thing? pic.twitter.com/6ncbvaaNYV
— 🕊 (@yunghijodedios) June 19, 2019