A US comic has tweeted a image of her own nipple after followers applied it to test and extort income from her.
Whitney Cummings reported she unintentionally posted the graphic on Instagram in April, but deleted it before long later on.
A person took a screenshot and sent it to her, with the message: “How much would it price tag to not share this photo?”
Re-putting up the image, Cummings wrote: “If any one is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it truly is gonna be me. So right here it all is, you silly dorks.”
Men and women later posted their have embarrassing photos with the hashtag #IStandWithWhitney – together with comedian Burt Kreischer, who tweeted a photo of his hurt testicles.
What did Whitney Cummings say?
Cummings had posted an Instagram story of herself taking in a lychee fruit in the bathtub, without the need of realising that component of her breast and nipple ended up in the body. Soon after noticing, she deleted it.
Posting on Twitter, Cummings wrote: “In April I unintentionally posted an insta story that confirmed nipple. As soon as I realised, I deleted. The men and women who took display grabs are trying to get cash from me, some explained they have provides to market them, some are asking for cash to not submit the picture.
“They all ought to consider I’m way more well-known than I am, but they also need to assume I am way far more effortlessly intimidated than I am.”
She then posted a screenshot of a single of the messages she had acquired, alongside with the photo by itself.
“When a woman in the general public eye is extorted, we have to shell out time, dollars and vitality working with it, using the services of lawyers and stability industry experts, and dwelling with a pit in our stomach about when and how we will be humiliated,” she additional. “Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or funds any more.”
A handful of hrs later on she tweeted that she was obtaining threats from folks claiming to have obtain to pics of her saved on her iCloud.
“I’ll be genuine, I stand by most of my nudes,” she wrote. “Frankly I’m way far more ashamed by all the inspirational prices I have display grabbed.”
How have folks responded?
Burt Kreischer posted a shut-up image of his testicles, and wrote: “#IStandWithWhitney Hey @WhitneyCummings I loathe what all those dorks attempted to do to you – this is an uncomfortable image of my testicles right after I fell on a waterslide.”
The image has so significantly been preferred almost fifteen,000 times and retweeted far more than 1,200 instances.
A further comedian, Tom Segura, tweeted a graphic image of his individual wounded penis and wrote: “Just figured out that some true jerks tried to extort my buddy @WhitneyCummings with a stolen image from her cell phone. Well this is one of mine. I accidentally place my peepee in a jacuzzi jet but it was a defective light #IStandWithWhitney”
Other people, including comedians Nick Bolton and Shayne Smith, posted their possess embarrassing shots to clearly show their guidance.
In response, Cummings later wrote: “Thank you all people who sent me embarrassing pics of yourselves to make me feel greater about my uncomfortable photograph.
“It means the earth to me, but I would not freak out if you stopped sending me pictures of your bushy balls.”
Has this happened before?
Certainly, this is not the first time a movie star has thwarted an extortion attempt by sharing their individual stolen images.
In June, 21-year-aged actress, design and singer Bella Thorne tweeted nude shots of herself just after currently being hacked, and reported that she experienced reported the hacker to the FBI.
“I can rest tonight far better knowing I took my electricity again,” she wrote at the time. “Here’s the photographs he is been threatening me with, in other phrases here is my boobies.”
Sia, a famously personal musician, did the very same matter in November 2017 when a person attempted to market nude pictures of her on the web.
She tweeted the photograph herself, creating: “Another person is seemingly trying to sell naked photographs of me to my enthusiasts. Help you save your cash, below it is for free. Every day is Christmas!”
And in February this 12 months, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took a equivalent tactic immediately after professing he was currently being blackmailed by the owner of a US gossip journal.
In a web site write-up, he posted an electronic mail he mentioned had been despatched to his associates threatening to publish “personal pictures” of him and former Television set host Lauren Sanchez.
Whilst he did not publish the pictures himself, the article explained in element what they pictured.
“Somewhat than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I have resolved to publish exactly what they despatched me, despite the individual charge and embarrassment they threaten,” he wrote.