If you were on Twitter or Instagram these past few days, you might have noticed that there was a bit of a disagreement going on between former Disney star Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg. The reason? Well, according to Billboard , Bella Thorne posted some nudes of herself on Twitter after she was hacked and threatened with the pictures. She then decided to release those very pictures herself to take back her power from the hacker. The topic of women expressing their sexuality and showing off their bodies however they want remains a sensitive topic. Thorne was clearly sick of it.
By Peggy Drexler. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. View more opinion on CNN. CNN What happens in the cloud doesn't necessarily stay in the cloud — a lesson that actress Bella Thorne has learned the hard way. I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Bella Thorne, Whoopi Goldberg, and the Nude Photos
Over the weekend Bella Thorne posted some nude photos of herself to Twitter after alleging a man was threatening to leak them. The whole situation became a talking point on Monday's episode of The View —and Thorne has now responded to comments made by cohost Whoopi Goldberg. During the episode, per People, cohost Sunny Hostin was defending Thorne. Goldberg had a different take, though.
Whoopi pointed out, quite reasonably in my view, that the young actress should not have those sorts of images on her phone in the first place. She said everyone knows such photos can be hi- jacked and used to threaten and embarrass. I find it utterly baffling that Bella was more distressed by the words of a middle-aged woman who had her best interests at heart than the saddo who tried to embarrass her by releasing nude photos on to the internet for all the world to see. Instead of paying up, she simply decided to post the photos online herself.