Bella Thorne tried to thwart the plans of a hacker who threatened to leak nude photos of her by leaking them herself, a move some applauded. One of the critics of the decision, however, Whoopi Goldberg, seemingly slammed Thorne for taking the private photos that the young star ultimately shared and Twitter is reacting.
On Monday’s episode of The View, Goldberg, 63, appeared to be harshly critical of Thorne, 21, for taking the photos.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are,” Goldberg said on the daytime talk show. “You don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” Goldberg said, as seen in the clip below.
Goldberg’s larger point is that as a celebrity, these manner of photos are goldmines for hackers looking to exploit and expose others for gain and fame.
Thorne hit back at Goldberg via Instagram, blasting the host and comedienne for what she felt was an attempt to shame her and then shot down an upcoming visit to The View.
“I don’t really wanna go on ‘The View’ anymore because I don’t really want to be beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality,” Thorne said in the tearful video.
Twitter has been on fire since the comments went out and we’ve collected the reactions below.
Whoopi is trending because she spoke the truth? If any nudes of mine are leaked, it’s my fault. PERIODT! I’ve looked 18 different ways for how she’s wrong and I don’t see it. #NotSorry— Dyvon Future Filmmaker (@iDyvon) June 19, 2019
Mannnnn, you guys got Whoopi trending for speaking some truth. I know you don't like old school perspectives that see through our current age but it's real: everything is out there now, if you think privacy is real anymore, get wrecked when your nudes get leaked. pic.twitter.com/VsO5Bab99g— Sammeh🏳️🌈 (@EastTillman) June 19, 2019
Wait, so are people mad at Whoopi Goldberg because she basically said... ‘For ANY pictures you take on your phone, you run the risk of someone finding them - so if it’s something you wouldn’t want strangers to see, don’t take it.’ They teach that shit in schools, common sense!— hellæcious (@itshellacious) June 19, 2019
Team Whoopi. I can't believe, after all we've seen, celebs are still taking nudes and then being shocked that they're leaked. Bella... pic.twitter.com/hIg0jHdE9z— ItsMe (@TheKagneiKing) June 19, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg after Belle Thorne cried on Instagram when Whoopi told her the common sense truth pic.twitter.com/mphlBntGri— 🌊 Beach Bum 🌊 (@BeachBumMB69) June 19, 2019
Saying "well if u didn't take the picture" is no different than saying if u didn't wear short skirts or if u weren't drinking...stop blaming victims for the actions of predators...whoopi— Trisha Joseph (@bkchick13) June 19, 2019
Bella Thorne is no better than that kid that got his admission revoked from Harvard. These generation z kids live in a world of entitlement and failure to understand consequences. Whoopi said NOTHING wrong. In 2019 people get hacked. Dont want anyone else to see it dont take it— Holly Golightly (@MsAsh_Renee) June 19, 2019
Bella Thorne needs to put her big girl panties back on and realize just like her nudes didn't break the internet, her tears because Whoopi told the truth wouldn't either. They may trend more than those pictures though.. Hell, she's still not trending. Whoopi is. pic.twitter.com/2bUlcNQkN4— Attiyya K (@AttiyyaK) June 19, 2019
So y’all mad at Whoopi for saying hackers will hack and that celebs in particular should be aware that clouds and etc. are weak than water so trusting it is wild in 2019. Sounds like wisdom and the concept of shared accountability. But y’all don’t like that word. pic.twitter.com/P43UpZIM7S— 🤷🏾♂️ (@RegalBasil) June 19, 2019
In a time where the #MeToo movement is so strong, y’all have failed. Shame on Whoopi & you bitches 💁🏻♀️— ᥴꪮꪊ𝘳𝓽ꪀꫀꪗ🦇 (@_courtneysd) June 19, 2019
I was neutral on this #Whoopi thing but someone compared it to your bank account getting hacked and it tugged on my wig. Ppl wouldn't tell u to not put your money in the bank 🤔— Gayoncé aka Lil Him (@KennyAlphaOmega) June 19, 2019