Over the weekend, Bella Thorne posted some nude photos of herself to Twitter after alleging a man was threatening to leak them. “I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. U canâ€™t control my life, u never will,” she tweeted alongside the pics.
The whole situation became a talking point on Monday’s episode of The Viewâ€”and Thorne has now responded to comments made by co-host Whoopi Goldberg. During the episode, per People, co-host Sunny Hostin was defending Thorne. “It just saddens me that these kids have to go through this,â€ť she said. â€śFor someone to extort her or threaten her with posting these pictures, itâ€™s terrible.â€ť
Goldberg had a different take, though. â€śIf youâ€™re famous, I donâ€™t care how old you are, you donâ€™t take nude pictures of yourself,â€ť she said. “Once you take that picture it goes into the Cloud, and itâ€™s available to any hacker who wants it. And if you donâ€™t know that in 2019 that this is an issue, Iâ€™m sorry. You donâ€™t get to do that.â€ť
Bella Thorne took to Instagram and posted a series of responses to Goldberg’s criticism. “Dear whoopi, I have loved u for so long but honestly Iâ€™m so displeased and saddened by your response to my leek [sic]. Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting,â€ť she wrote in a screenshot from the Notes app. “So what a girl canâ€™t send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things heâ€™s already seen? I as a women [sic] should be so scared walking around my home, being on my phone, doing anything?â€ť