A hacker had threatened to blackmail Bella by going public with nude photos of her, so she posted the topless images of herself to her Twitter account on Saturday, arguing that it was her decision to share the images.
“U DON’T GET TO TAKE ANOTHER THING FROM ME,” she wrote in a letter posted to Twitter.
On Monday’s episode of US daytime talk show The View, Whoopi criticised Bella for taking the photographs in the first place.
“If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are. You don’t take nude photos of yourself,” she said. “If you don’t know this in 2019, that this is an issue, I’m sorry ... You cannot be surprised if someone’s hacked you, especially if you have stuff on your phone.”
Bella had three words for Whoopi. “Shame on you,” she said over and over in a video posted to her Instagram Stories.
“I just want to say that me watching this video made me feel really bad about myself ... You’re so crazy for thinking such terrible things on such an awful situation.”
The star then said she was going to cancel an upcoming interview on The View because she didn’t want to feel “beaten down by a bunch of older women for my body and my sexuality.”
In a letter posted to her Instagram Stories, Bella said it was “sick and disgusting” for Whoopi to blame girls for taking photos in the first place, and that she hoped the co-host would change her point of view since young girls watch her show.
“So what a girl can’t send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy?.. I’m offended for anyone out there who has ever taken a sexy photo.”
Take a look at Bella’s response in the video above, and Whoopi’s reaction in the video below.