Bella Thorne has left the House of Mouse to become a Playboy bunny, and the former Disney star is making sure that her critics know that she doesn’t care if her fondness for showing skin makes them uncomfortable.
Bella Thorne recently posed for a sexy pictorial featured in the “No Filter” section of Playboy, and she also talked to the magazine about her lack of a filter on social media. According to the 19-year-old actress, she’s tired of people criticizing her for sharing racy photos online. The former Shake It Up! star is no longer a Disney Channel princess, so she doesn’t feel obligated to ensure that her Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter posts are all family-friendly.
“I’m not fed up with social media—I understand it—but people like to comment on how my image is too edgy, that I’m too edgy, and on how they wish I looked. It’s a lot of ‘do this, don’t do that.’”
However, Bella Thorne isn’t going to change for anyone. In fact, she’s hoping that she can inspire other girls and guys to flaunt their physiques if they feel the desire to do so.
“To them I say, f**k off,” Thorne said of her critics. “There’s this effort to try to shame a woman’s sexiness by pulling a cover over it, but I’m a woman who loves skin. I love skin on me, I love skin on girls, I love skin on guys. If you’re confident enough to show off your body, you should. Be confident.”
As Us Weekly reports, Bella recently practiced what she preaches by stripping down to her bra and a pair of boyfriend Tyler Posey’s underwear. She struck a seductive pose in a Snapchat post, and she can also be seen modeling her sexy ensemble in a Twitter video.
His boxers all stretched out and what not???????? pic.twitter.com/M0YXvb1jzq
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) October 17, 2016
Bella Thorne’s amateur undergarment video shoot is actually a bit racier than her Playboy photos. As Fortune reports, the men’s magazine decided to do away with nude pictures last year, so Bella wasn’t under any pressure to bare it all for her Playboy pictorial. Instead, she kept covered up in an artistic photo shoot that paid tribute to David Bowie. Bella rocked a red bomber jacket emblazoned with the legendary musician’s name, and she showed off her backside in a pair of tight blue pants.
Bella sexed up her retro pictures by going topless underneath her jacket.
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 18, 2016
Bella isn’t just being true to herself by ignoring internet trolls and sharing her sexy photos on social media — she’s also decided to be honest about her sexuality. As Maxim reports, she recently came out as bisexual. However, the Famous in Love star didn’t view this revelation as being a big deal, and she didn’t fret about coming out on Twitter.
“I didn’t even think about it. A fan on Twitter asked me, and I’m super open about it. So I just said, ‘Yeah!’”
Bella told Maxim that two of her biggest girl crushes are fellow Disney Channel graduates Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus, the latter of whom Bella has quite a bit in common with. Miley has also revealed that she’s attracted to men and women, and the former Hannah Montana star recently told Variety that her first relationship was with a girl. However, she prefers to be identified as pansexual, not bisexual.
Like Thorne, Cyrus also loves to show a lot of skin, and she often does so on social media. During an interview with Elle U.K., Miley explained that she uses her naked bod to draw attention to causes that she cares about like helping LGBTQ youth.
“If you get your t*ts out, and they are all looking, then you can use that space to say something and get them to listen,” Miley said.
Unfortunately for fans who think that Miley Cyrus and Bella Thorne would make a cute couple, there’s one other thing they have in common that keeps this match from being a possibility — both girls have famous boyfriends. As previously mentioned, Bella is dating Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey. Miley’s man is The Hunger Games hottie Liam Hemsworth.
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