Thursday, June 20, 2019

That's One Way to Foil a Blackmailer

Bella Thorne was livid on Tuesday after “View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized her for taking nude photos of herself.

A hacker had threatened to blackmail Thorne by going public with nude photos of her, so Thorne posted the topless images of herself to her Twitter account on Saturday, arguing that it was her decision to share the images.

“U DON’T GET TO TAKE ANOTHER THING FROM ME,” she wrote in a letter posted to Twitter.

On Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” Goldberg criticized Thorne for taking the photographs in the first place.

“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude photos of yourself,” Goldberg said. “If you don’t know this in 2019, that this is an issue, I’m sorry ... You cannot be surprised if someone’s hacked you, especially if you have stuff on your phone.”
Well, Whoopi is the sensible liberal on The View, sometimes anyway, though that's a pretty low bar.  If you don't take nude photos of yourself, they can't be hacked. Kind of like your emails about your yogi classes, daughter's weeding, and illicit backroom deals.
Thorne had three words for Goldberg. “Shame on you,” she said over and over in a video posted to her Instagram Stories. “I just want to say that me watching this video made me feel really bad about myself ... You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”

The star then said she was going to cancel an upcoming interview on “The View,” because she didn’t want to feel “beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality.”
Besides, evidence would not suggest that Bella was that sensitive about her body (NSFW link).

The Wombat has Rule 5 Monday: Camila Cabello and running.

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