Whitney Cummings isn’t backing all the way down to anybody.
On Monday, the comic, 36, revealed in a collection of tweets that she was being blackmailed by some social media customers, who obtained a screenshot from a earlier Instagram Story that by accident confirmed her nipple.
Although Cummings deleted the video shortly after posting it, the customers screen-grabbed it and threatened to launch it if the star didn’t pay them cash — however Cummings opted to share the photograph herself to be able to take management of the scenario.
Her resolution prompted numerous followers and comedians to share their very own embarrassing photographs in help of Cummings and create the pattern “#IStandWithWhitney.”
The thread of tweets started early Monday morning, through which Cummings defined what had occurred.
“1) In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted,” she wrote. “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 continued, attaching 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 picture, which seems to have been taken in a tub, exhibits Cummings holding up a white sponge and by accident displaying her nipple within the backside proper nook.
Together with the photograph, Cummings shared a screenshot of the message the person despatched her demanding that she pay cash to be able to not leak the express shot.
After slamming the customers for trying to extort her, the star went on to make it clear she was in management and never intimidated by their threats.
“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,” she wrote.
“Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore,” Cummings powerfully said.
She additionally refused to share the customers’ identities, for worry that they is likely to be “dumb kids,” however mentioned they have been persevering with to threaten her about releasing the nude photographs from her iCloud — one thing that didn’t appear to faze her.
“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,” she tweeted.
“Now I’m getting threatened with ‘we have access to your iCloud.’ I’ll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes,” Cummings added, before joking, “Frankly I’m way more embarrassed by all the inspirational quotes I’ve screen grabbed.”
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That’s when lots of her followers and pals started to point out their help for the comic by posting their very own embarrassing photographs on-line.
A kind of folks was fellow comic Chris D’Elia, who personally despatched Cummings a photograph of himself in his boxers as he smiled for a mirror selfie.
“Real friends send you their embarrassing pix when you’re embarrassing pix come out. Thank you @chrisdelia for humiliating yourself to make me feel better,” Cummings appreciatively wrote beside the photo, which was shared to her Twitter.
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) August 12, 2019
Different customers shared snaps of their stretch marks, saggy pores and skin, bodily accidents, teenage photographs, and different insecurities with messages of help for the comic.
After receiving the sort notes, Cummings expressed her gratitude to her followers in a tweet afterward Monday night.
“Thank you everyone who sent me embarrassing pictures of yourselves to make me feel better about my embarrassing photo,” she wrote. “It means the world to me.”
Right now, it’s unclear if Cummings has contacted authorities or sought authorized motion towards the folks trying to extort her.
A rep for Cummings didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
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Cummings isn’t the one star to share her topless photographs after being threatened by a social media troll.
In June, actress Bella Thorne despatched a private message to her nude photograph hacker by reposting the express photographs that had been used to show her on her personal Twitter web page.
Together with three indignant face emojis, Thorne, 21, wrote, “F— u and the power u think you have over me. I’m gonna write about this in my next book,” in a tweet which featured a number of of the hacked photographs.
The tweet additionally featured a snapshot of a message she wrote to her followers following the photograph hack the place she admitted to feeling uncovered and “gross.”
“Yesterday as u all know, all my s— was hacked,” the star’s message started.
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“For the last 24 hours I have been threatened with my own nudes and I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from that I only wanted one special person to see,” she continued.
Like Cummings, Thorne made it clear that she was not going to let the hacker’s actions part her, regardless of feeling violated.
“For too long I let a man take advantage of me over and over and I’m f—ing sick of it,” Thorne mentioned. “I’m putting this out because it’s MY DECISION NOW U DON GET TO TAKE ANOTHER THING FROM ME.”