Bella Thorne’s nude pics were mostly met by positive reactions after she preached about being okay with her insecurities, but some found the last line of her Instagram post featuring the photos a bit racist.
Many applauded when the 19-year-old Disney alum decided not to let GQ Mexico edit her naked pictures for their October 2017 issue as she emphasized that being imperfect and having insecurities are totally fine despite the stigma attached to it, the Inquisitr reported last week.
However, one of her photos was met with criticism after she shared it on Instagram with a lengthy caption about being an imperfect human being who has “insecurities” like everybody else.
“I have insecurities, about pretty much everything. That’s natural & that’s human. You might look at this photo and think oh shush bella, but just know everytime someone looks in the mirror they simply don’t see what everyone else sees,” she wrote.
“Know that it’s completely normal to feel insecure and it’s accepted. honestly I wish everyone talked more about their insecurities so more people in the world could know they aren’t alone.”
At the end of the caption shared on her social media account, she seemingly called out people to get “over the fence and GET OVER IT” through Bella Thorne’s nude pics.
“I’m here to tell you that’s right I’m not F*****G PERFECT. IM A HUMAN BEING AND IM REAL. So hip hop your asses over the fence and GET OVER IT.”
According to the Revelist, some social media users took this statement as a racist comment directed at the Mexican men’s magazine while others argued that it was directed to Mexicans in general.
its a magazine called gq MEXICO, it was towards Mexicans— a (@ardn0la) September 30, 2017
Others cited by Teen Vogue think the “fence” in the caption of her photo was a reference to the U.S.-Mexico border and the current immigration problem.
So we just gon go to Mexico and make a border hoping joke? Ok. pic.twitter.com/sRHwpROPso— Dennis Fowler Jr (@DennisFowlerJr) September 30, 2017
However, some of her fans came to her defense, saying that it was quite “a reach” for her statement to become racist and that it is not directed at the magazine or Mexicans in general.
sorrt but people are really reaching with saying Bella Thorne was being racist she was obviously bot referring to GQ Mexico— beastboy™ (@acacaisgreasy) October 1, 2017
One even noted that the comment was fine because she is a Latina at heart for being half Cuban while another believed that the statement was taken “out of context.”
people really think it was okay for Bella Thorne to tell gq mexico to “hip hop their asses over the fence and get over it” bc she’s Latina..— zaira (@Ieesjihoons) September 30, 2017
You took that out of context. Hop over the fence is a phrase. For getting over it. It’s the same as “build a bridge”— K. (@realslimkaitii) October 1, 2017
Days after Bella Thorne’s nude pics became trending online, the 19-year-old The Babysitter star seemingly reacted to the racist backlash as she reiterated her Latin lineage.
Latina and proud ❤️❤️❤️— bella thorne (@bellathorne) October 1, 2017
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to quench some people’s thirst for an apology.
Bella Thorne on Sept 28: Hip hop over the fence, Mexicans!— El Alacrán ???????? (@TwitNumeroUno) October 2, 2017
Bella Thorne on Oct 1: IM A LATINA EVERYBODY XOXO ????
And then she has the audacity to tweet this lmaoooo pic.twitter.com/qJXSlin9A6— kait (@httpfonds) October 1, 2017
Amid the heated debate, the You Get Me actress remains mum even after the Insider tried to take her comment about her supposed racist comment. With that said, her social media post remains open for interpretation until she decides to clarify whether it was meant for Mexicans, the Mexican magazine, haters in general, or somebody else entirely.
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