Oh shut up, Whoopsie.
It’s beginning to sound an awful like victim-blaming.
Actress Bella Thorne leaked her own personal, private pictures on Saturday in an effort to take power back from an alleged hacker who threatened to release them to the public. The 21-year-old posted on her Twitter account screenshots of the NSFW images, along with text messages from the hacker who demanded money in exchange for not posting the pictures.
Many fans and other Twitter users offered support and praise for Thorne’s actions, but on Monday’s episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg essentially blamed Thorne for taking the nude photos in the first place.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude pictures of yourself,” Goldberg said. “Once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud and it’s available to any hacker who wants it, and if you don’t know in 2019 that this is an issue, I’m sorry. You don’t get to do that.”
Thorne responded with a note posted to her Instagram Story. “Dear Whoopi, I have loved u for so long but honestly I’m so displeased and saddened by your response to my leek [sic],” she wrote. “Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting.”
Just because nobody wants to look at nekkid pics of Goldberg’s ugly old ass is no reason she should go bustin’ on Thorne. You go, girl. Let ’em breathe, I say.
Reminds me of a good old joke: a little boy is at the beach, swimming in the surf alongside a comely, buxom young lass in a tiny bikini. A serious rogue wave comes a-crashing over them both, rough enough to rip the hottie’s skimpy top right off and away. As she’s desperately trying to keep her arms over those fun-bags and hold them underwater so’s nobody gets a free peek, the boy says to her, “look, lady, if you’re gonna drown them puppies I’ll take the one with the little brown nose.”
If I was at the beach and such a thing happened to Whoopie, I’d hold her damned head under, for as long as it took.