Bella Thorne to Whoopi Goldberg: Stop Blaming Girls for Hacked Pics!

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After some disgusting hacker accessed her private photos, Bella Thorne shared her own pics to rob her blackmailer of any power over her.

It was a courageous move, but unfortunately, Whoopi Goldberg used her time on The View to victim-blame Bella.

Whoopi scolded her for photographing her body at all, but now Bella is tastefully clapping back.

Whoopi Goldberg victim-blames

Whoopi had a truly appalling response to Bella Thorne's photos being hacked.

"If you're famous," she admonishes on The View. "I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself."

Sunny Hostin attempts to interject, but Whoopi barrels on.

"Listen," Whoopi demands. "When they're hacking you, they're hacking all of your stuff."

"So whether it's one picture or a million pictures," she continues. "Once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud."

Bella Thorne reveals extortion from hacker

"And it's available to any hacker who wants it!" Whoopi says.

"You don't know that? In 2019? That this is an issue?" she unfortunately continues.

"I'm sorry ... you don't get to do that," Whoopi admonishes.

Almost every part of what Whoopi just said is wrong -- both morally and factually.

Bella saw Whoopi's tirade and had some words of her own.

Whoopi Goldberg in denim jacket

Bella took to her Instagram Stories and, through tears, clapped back at Whoopi.

"Dear Whoopi, I have loved you for so long," Bella begins.

"But honestly," she admits. "I'm so displeased and saddened by your response to my leak."

"Blaming girls for taking the photo in the first place? Is sick and honestly disgusting," Bella states.

She adds: "I'm offended for anyone out there who has ever taken a sexy photo."

Bella Thorne, Curly Hair

"I am offended for Jennifer Lawrence," Bella notes. "Who feels publicly raped."

"I am offended for every person who has committed suicide for someone leaking their nudes," she expresses.

"Ur view on this matter is honestly awful," Bella correctly assesses.

"And," she replies. "I hope u change ur mindset as u are a show talking to young girls."

Bella Thorne, Kissing a Rose

"I'm not going to lie, I want to say I feel pretty disgusting, Whoopi, knowing everyone's seen my s--t," Bella admits.

She shouldn't feel disgusting, but that's the effect that vile hackers can have upon their victims.

"And I just want to say that me watching this interview made me feel really bad about myself," she adds. "And I hope you're happy. I really do," 

"I really hope you're so f--king happy," Bella expresses. "Because I can only imagine all the kids who have their s--t released and then they commit suicide."

"So," she laments. "You're so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation."

Bella Thorne, "Halloween' Selfie

"Shame on you, Whoopi," Bella admonishes.

"Shame on you," she repeats. "And shame on you for putting that public opinion just out there like that."

People voicing these toxic opinions furthers pernicious cultural forces like rape culture, slut-shaming, and victim-blaming.

Bella is upset that Whoopi said those words "for every young girl to think that they're disgusting for even taking a photo like that."

Bella Thorne in Bed

Now, Bella may have pushed things a little far by mentioned people who have committed suicide.

Yes, some people who were similarly blackmailed with their own nudes have taken their lives. But they're usually minors, not celebs.

But Bella's point still holds up -- that Whoopi is placing the blame on the wrong person.

Owning a television or jewelry does not make you foolish, even if those things get stolen.

Having a body, no matter how you're dressed (or not dressed), does not justify sexual assault.

And yes, even famous people can take photos of themselves -- and it's never their fault if those photos are hacked or shared.

Whoopi Goldberg on the Red Carpet

We also mentioned that Whoopi was factually mistaken.

You actually don't have to save all of your photos to cloud storage.

Having backups is smart, but many phones have the option of keeping your photos secure.

If you're sending your pictures to someone, it's smart to make sure that they, too, are not backing up photos on the cloud.

But even if you don't take that safety step, the only person to blame for stealing or sharing your nudes is the person who steals or shares them.

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