Days ago, Bella Thorne made the decision to publish her own nude photos after a hacker got a hold of them and threatened to post them. Whoopi Goldberg discussed the topic on The View where she insinuated that it was Thorne’s fault for taking those sorts of pictures anyway.
The actress was scheduled to appear on the daytime talk show to promote her new book but has decided not to because of the outrageous comments Goldberg made. She also took to social media to slam the comedian for her thoughts on the situation.
In her Instagram Story, Bella posted a message that read: ‘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? Thing’s 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. I’m offended for anyone 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. I’m offended for anyone 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.’
Bella also tearfully appeared in a video where she spoke directly to Whoopi.
‘Shame on you Whoopi. Shame on you for putting that public opinion out there like that for every young girl to think that they’re disgusting for even taking a photo like that. Shame on you.’
Thorne uploaded the photos that the hacker obtained to her Twitter in an effort to take the power back. The FBI is allegedly investigating the culprit who would do such a thing.
This comes after Whoopi blamed the former Disney Channel star for the embarrassing situation by saying: ‘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.’
It doesn’t matter what sort of photos a person takes with their private phone, it doesn’t give anyone the right to release them. Which is why law enforcement is cracking down on revenge porn laws for both celebrities and regular civilians.