Bella Thorne will not tolerate anyone, past or present, shaming her.
Thorne recalled an experience she had following an audition when she was 10 years old during an appearance on the “High Low with EmRata” podcast on Tuesday.
Her then-agent informed her mother that Thorne would not be moving forward in the casting process because “the director felt like she was flirting with him and it made him really uncomfortable,” she told host Emily Ratajkowski.
While the “Game of Love” actress did not name the director, she did say the incident drives her “crazy.”
“I still come back to this every day,” said Thorne, 25. “I’m trying to find fault with myself. ‘What did you do, Bella?’ they ask. What did you do to make him feel this way?”
However, given her age at the time, Thorne is now disputing the director’s claim.
“I don’t care what…
“I said about the audition,” Thorne said. “I was ten years old. Why would you ever think that?”
“Also, you’re in a director session, so you can’t really say or do much,” she added. You act out the scene, say hello, and walk away. There is no time to sit on your lap or make you feel uneasy.”
“I am a woman, and that certainly plays a role. If I post in a bikini, the response is ‘She’s a slut,’ but if a man posts shirtless on a beach, the response is ‘(expletive) yeah, bro’…” Thorne revealed this to the Daily Beast in March. She went on to say that while male celebrities are praised for being seen with women, “”If I’m in a three-year relationship, then break up, and then get into another three-year relationship, it’s ‘Wow, Bella Thorne, she’s a different girl every other day” (whore). Take a look at her.'”
While the term “slut” is thrown around casually, experts say it should be seen for what it is: a derogatory slur to police girls and women for their desires and behaviours.
“We have a lopsided, unfair standard for boys and men vs. girls and women,” Leora Tanenbaum, author of “I Am Not a Slut,” told USA TODAY in March. “Only men and boys are allowed to have sexual agency. When a girl or woman does the same, she is judged, ridiculed, and considered to be violating feminine norms.”