Bella Thorne released a series of clips revealing her emotional response to Whoopi Goldberg's comments regarding her hacked nude photos. "You're so crazy for thinking such terrible things," she said.
Let’s just say Whoopi Goldberg isn’t Bella Thorne’s favorite celebrity nowadays. In fact, if recent events are an indication, Goldberg is the last person Thorne would want to see or hear of today.
Thorne expressed her disappointment over Goldberg after the talk show host blamed her for her hacked nude photos. According to Goldberg, “once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants them,” speaking to her co-hosts on “The View” which tackled the young star’s current issue.
"If you're famous, I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself.”
On Saturday, the 21-year-old actress released her nude photos on Twitter after she found herself being extorted because of them. Hackers threatened to release the snaps and she decided to preempt it to gain power over them.
On Monday, Goldberg and her co-stars spoke about the controversy. Sunny Hostin empathized with Thorne by saying, “It just saddens me that these kids have to go through this. For someone to extort her and threaten her with posting these pictures, it's terrible."
However, Goldberg didn’t see it that way. She criticized Thorne for placing herself in that situation.
"If you're famous, I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself,” she said.
Hostin defended Thorne who meant those pictures for just one person but Goldberg insisted,
"Listen, when they're hacking you, they're hacking all of your stuff whether it's one picture or a million pictures."
"You made me feel really bad about myself and I hope you’re happy, I really do."
Upon hearing of the host’s comments, Thorne responded by releasing a series of videos tearfully condemning Goldberg.
“Shame on you,” she said on Tuesday on her Instagram Story. “Watching this interview, you made me feel really bad about myself and I hope you’re happy, I really do…You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
“Shame on you, Whoopi ... for putting that public opinion just out there like that for every young girl to think that they're disgusting for even taking a photo like that."
Thorne said she was scheduled to appear on “The View” but after this, she was going to cancel the interview.
"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."
"I don't really want you guys talking about your views to young girls because I would not want my daughter to learn that and I would never say that to her."
At one point, Thorne addresses Goldberg directly and tells her,
“Shame on you, Whoopi ... for putting that public opinion just out there like that for every young girl to think that they're disgusting for even taking a photo like that. Shame on you.” She adds, “Saying if you take a sexy photo, then it basically deserves to get leaked like don't be surprised at all and don't feel sorry for yourself."
Thorne, who made headlines last year for hitting a strip club with Demi Lovato is the latest in a string of celebrities who’ve been violated by hackers These include Jennifer Lawrence, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Upton. Lawrence’s hacker which stole her photos from an ICloud was sentenced to prison in 2018, four years after her pics went public.
Speaking about the leak in a 2017 interview, Lawrence said she felt like she “got gang-banged by the [expletive] planet.” This is probably what Thorne was trying to avoid by taking control of the situation.