Whitney Cummings is standing up for herself. In a series of tweets, the comedian revealed on Monday, August 12, that "foolish dorks" attempted to extort her. In an effort to thwart these trolls, Whitney shared a topless photo of herself.
Whitney, 36, explained the conflict on Twitter and soon after she posted her topless snap, the hashtag, "#IStandWithWhitney" began trending. It led to users sharing their own vulnerable photos in solidarity and support.
The 2 Broke Girls creator wrote that she was being blackmailed by some other social media users, who got hold of a screenshot from a previous Instagram story that showed her nipple. The clip was deleted, but the trolls screen-grabbed it and threatened to release it if she didn't pay them. Whitney decided to share the said nipple-bearing photo herself in order to get the upper hand.
“1) In April I accidentally posted an Insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted,” she wrote in the first tweet. “The people who took screen grabs are trying to get money from me, some said they have offers to sell them, some are asking for money to not post the photo.”
“2) They all must think I’m way more famous than I am, but they also must think I’m way more easily intimidated than I am,” she added, along with the topless photo. “If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks.”
The Roseanne writer continued, "When a woman in the public eye is extorted, we have to spend time, money and energy dealing with it, hiring lawyers and security experts, and living with a pit in our stomach about when and how we will be humiliated. Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore."
In another tweet, she wrote, "I'm not posting the names of the people trying to extort me because some of them might be dumb kids. I wouldn't want the stupid ideas I had when I was a teenager to follow me around forever or else every time someone Googled me, they'd see me shoplifting a NO FEAR t-shirt."
"Now I'm getting threatened with 'we have access to your iCloud.'" I'll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes. Frankly I'm way more embarrassed by all the inspirational quotes I've screen grabbed," she wrote in her last post.
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