An emotional Bella Thorne took to social media on Tuesday, June 18 to respond to comments made by Whoopi Goldberg about a recent nude photo hack. Thorne shared photos of herself on Twitter after saying that a hacker was threatening to release her private photos.
The news led to Whoopi sharing her thoughts on the issue and saying that celebrities need to be more careful about their personal photos because they are targets.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are, don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” Goldberg said. “When they’re hacking you, they’re hacking all of your stuff. So whether it’s one picture or a million pictures, once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud and it’s available for any hacker that wants it. If you don’t know that in 2019, that this is an issue … You cannot be surprised that someone has hacked you, especially if you have stuff on your phone. That’s why they’re hacking you.”
Whoopi was not directly blaming Bella Thorne for the hack. She was simply saying this is an issue that people have to worry about in 2019. Thorne, however, viewed it as an attack.
“Dear whoopi, I have loved u for so long but honestly I’m so displeased and sadden by your response to my leek [sic],” Thorne said. “Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting. So what a girl can’t send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he’s already seen?”
She then went even darker saying, “Whoopi, knowing everyone’s seen my s–t’ … I hope you’re happy … I can only imagine all of the kids who have their s–t released and then they commit suicide.”
Here is her emotional response.
Despite Bella Thorne’s emotional reaction, the internet appears to be siding with Whoopi.
This is not the first time that celebrities have had their private photos targeted.
On August 31, 2014, more than 500 private photos of various celebrities were leaked online in an incident known as “The Fappening.” The photos were obtained by hackers from the celebrities’ iClouds. Among those who had their photos leaked were Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, McKayla Maroney, Kiersten Dunst, and many more.