Bella Thorne ‘Displeased and Saddened’ by Whoopi Goldberg’s Response to Nude Photo Leak
Bella Thorne has had a stressful few days. The 21-year-old was recently victim to an online hacker who blackmailed her with nude photos, threatening to post them if she didn't pay a ransom. Instead of succumbing to the criminal, she decided to take her power back and post them herself and also mentioned that the hacker has photos of other celebrities as well. The scandal was a topic of discussion during Monday's (June 17) episode of The View, where co-host Whoopi Goldberg made some cringe-worthy comments about the ordeal.
"If you're famous, I don't care how old you are. You don't take nude pictures of yourself," she proclaimed. "When they are hacking you, they are hacking all of your stuff. So whether it's one picture or a million pictures, 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 is an issue. I'm sorry. Your age does not—you don't get to do that. You don't get to do it."
On Tuesday (June 18), the actress took to Instagram Stories to address Goldberg's hurtful words in an open letter.
"Dear Whoopi, I have loved you for so long but honestly I'm so displeased and saddened by your response to my leak. Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting," she wrote. "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. Ur view on this matter is honestly awful and I hope u change ur mindset as u are a show talking to young girls."
She also revealed that she was supposed to appear on The View at a later date but will be cancelling her interview because she doesn't "feel like being beaten down by a bunch of older women."
Check out Thorne's posts below.