In what can only be described as the biggest power move of 2019 so far, Bella Thorne leaked her own nudes on Twitter. Now, that’s not a sentence I can say I’m entirely surprised about writing, since Bella Thorne appears very confident about her body on social media. But, her reasons for posting these photos were way different than her usual “felt cute, might delete later” type pics, and I’m not here to hate on this move. In fact, I love it. This is honestly big d*ck energy in action.
Here’s what happened to cause Bella Thorne to leak her own nudes. First, on Thursday, fans noticed some weird tweets coming from her account. (Weirder than the usual tweets from her account, which is saying something.) Namely, a screenshot of her Snapchat was posted, with a message that if people followed another account, Bella would drop nudes. Huh? In other words, it was clear she got hacked, and was being threatened with revenge porn. It’s not clear what the hacker wanted, if anything (other than to be a scumbag and risk possible jail time, since revenge porn is illegal in many states), but in any case, Bella responded in the best way: she posted her own nudes on Twitter first, before the hacker could. I’m not going to post the tweet, because like I said, nudes, but in addition to the photos, she wrote, “Fuck u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book ”
I believe this is what Olivia Pope would call “taking control of the narrative.” Boss move.
In addition to posting the pictures, Bella also uploaded a screenshot from her Notes app (classic celeb move) detailing her decision to post the photos.
“Yesterday as u all know my sh*t was hacked,” the confession began. “For the last 24 hours I have been threatened with my own nudes I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see,” it continues. “He has sent me multiple nude photos of other celebs, he won’t stop with me or them he will just keep going.”
So, first of all, having your sensitive information/photos exposed is an extremely violating experience. Even though this happens to celebrities unfortunately often, THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT OKAY. And, even worse, it seems like this isn’t just a one-off issue with Bella; this could actually be a more serious hack involving other celebrities. Remember #thefappening and how horrible that was? Yeah, I’m really hoping history doesn’t repeat itself again, because that was a gross time. To quote Kris Jenner, this is a case for the FBI. No, but seriously, I really hope they are on the case, because no other women should have to go through this.
The note continues, “For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I’m f*cking sick of it, I’m putting this out because it’s MY DECISION NOW U DONT GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME.”
It’s not clear what man she is referring to when discussing being taken advantage over and over, but nonetheless, I am super impressed by her decision to take back control. Bella then asserts, “I can sleep tonight better knowing I took my power back. U can’t control my life u never will.”
The note ends, “Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words here’s my boobies.” Sorry, can’t help but laugh at the word “boobies.” I am 12 years old. Anyway, she ends the note with a threat of her own: “Oh yeah, the fbi will be at your house shortly, so watch. Your. Mother. F*ckin. Back.”
I really don’t have much commentary to add, because I’ve been busy just applauding. Of course, this isn’t a route that everyone would feel comfortable taking when being blackmailed, but I just think it shows a ton of courage. For once in my life, I really have nothing negative to say. Oh, except f*ck whoever hacked her nudes and threatened her in the first place, and have fun in jail!
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