Bella Thorne recently leaked nude photos of herself to prevent an internet hacker for doing so first, but unfortunately, that isn't where the negativity ends. On Tuesday she took to her social media to address The View talk show and one of its hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, specifically after Goldberg chastised her about the situation.
On an episode that aired on Monday, Goldberg said that Thorne should know better than to take nude photos of herself, especially because she is a celebrity. Thorne took that stance very personally and denounced the entire show on her Instagram via a tear-filled video.
This is the episode of The View that left Bella Thorne feeling so hurt and angry at the show hosts.
The talk about Thorne and her leaked nudes begins at 16:46. The cohosts specifically discussed whether or not Thorne leaking her own nudes to beat a hacker was the right way to handle the situation. Most of the women on the panel felt bad that she was hacked and extorted. Whoopi Goldberg specifically felt that, as a public figure, Thorne should have been more responsible in the digital age.
The actress also wrote a lengthy note directly to Goldberg.
"I have loved you for so long, but honestly I'm so displeased and sadden [sic] by your response to my leak. Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting," she wrote to the show host.
"So what a girl can't send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he's already seen? I as a women [sic] should be so scared walking around my home, being on my phone, doing anything? Is that what u 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 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 on a show talking to young girls."
After the incident, her fans swarmed her Instagram with support.
"Baby, I just want you to remember that you're a strong woman, owning your own life and your body.," she wrote. "You're incredible just to live in a world of liars and remain authentic. You are the best and not alone. I'm from so far and unfortunately, I'm not someone close to you. But I'd like you to know that I'm here, supporting you. I want you to feel my hug from here. Don't be ashamed of who you are and let evil fall by itself. Have compassion on their cold and empty soul, not yours, because you are light."
Some fans want her to change her mind about appearing on The View.
They want her to stand up to the hosts of the show concerning victim-blaming.
"I would encourage you to keep your interview with The View, and Whoopi specifically, if only to educate and give the viewers another viewpoint, to let them know what you stand for. Say everything you said, and look them in the eyes while you say it. Do not let them shame you," a fan encouraged Thorne.
There were a few people who stood by Goldberg's statements.
"I think you misinterpreted what Whoopi was saying," a person wrote to Thorne. "She was trying [to] say... in the day and age you should know what [sic] whatever is on your phone is exposed. we all know this. Yes it’s wrong for someone to invade your privacy and extort you.... but it’s not a shock... it happened to legit every celebrity. It’s not right.. but you should have known better. That’s all she was saying!"
We'll have to stand by to see if Thorne keeps her word and cancels her appearance, or decides to take on The View and share her message about body autonomy and sexual freedom with the show's audience.