Thorne posted the images on social media last weekend, alongside a statement revealing she was being targeted by a hacker threatening to leak her shots and wanted to “take the power back”.
Her actions have been the talk of several panel shows in the US, but it was Goldberg’s comments on The View that caused Thorne to bite back after the actress suggested the hack was all Thorne’s fault for “taking the photos and putting them in the cloud”.
“I’m not gonna lie, I want to say I feel pretty disgusting, ya know… I feel pretty disgusting, Whoopi,” Thorne said on her Instagram story.
“Knowing everyone seen my s***. And I just want to say that me watching this interview made me feel bad about myself. And I hope you’re happy. I hope you’re so f***** happy. I can only imagine all the kids who have their s*** released and then they commit suicide ya know… you’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
The 21-year-old model then said that she didn’t want to go on The View anymore because she “didn’t want to be beaten down by older women for her sexuality” and that she was going to cancel an upcoming interview.
BELLA THORNE POSTS NUDE PICS TO THWART HACKER: Actress Bella Thorne said she took her “power back” by sharing nude photos of herself after blackmailers threatened to leak them – the co-hosts discuss if this was the right move. https://t.co/1091s9Fn2d pic.twitter.com/VqFXmggPle— The View (@TheView)17 June 2019
“Saying if you take a sexy photo then basically it deserves to be leaked like… don’t be surprised at all and don’t feel sorry for yourself,” she continued. “So if I go out to a party drinking and I want to go dancing on the dance floor… do I deserve to be raped too?”
Thorne heaped “shame” on Goldberg for airing her views to young women, saying she “wouldn’t want her daughter” to hold an opinion like hers that it is “disgusting” to even take a photo like that.
As well as her videos, Thorne also made her points in a written statement, saying she was “saddened and displeased” by Goldberg’s response to her leak.
The former Disney star said that she “felt watched” but has decided to “put them out there” because it was her decision, warning the hacker that they “couldn’t control her life”.