This is what friendship looks like! When Selena Gomez’s friend, Bella Thorne, saw that her pal was getting attacked online for a (sort of) wardrobe malfunction, Thorne came right to her defense. And we can’t stop cheering!
Here’s the backstory: Gomez stepped out with her boyfriend, The Weeknd, on a date earlier this week wearing a super-chic black dress and strappy sandals. Unfortunately, the paparazzi snapped many a photo of the pair getting into their car, and the flash from their cameras turned Gomez’s dress sheer, revealing bra-less boobs (and therefore nipples) and a thong beneath the frock.
It’s an outfit we’ve all worn — because some dresses just do not look cute with a bra, not to mention freedom! — but unfortunately, Gomez got stuck on the wrong side of the lens, and some internet trolls had a meltdown over her “inappropriate” outfit.
That’s why Thorne had to step in — to defend Gomez from the utter nonsense of cyberbullying.
According to screenshots posted online, Thorne visited an “anti-Selena Gomez” Instagram account — where trolls were calling out Gomez’s outfit — and wrote:
Talk about girl power! We love that Thorne — who’s often criticized for what she wears, how she acts, and even who she’s (allegedly!) dating — stood up for another young actress. We need to stick together!
P.S. Check out how cute Selena and Bella are together here in a still from Wizards of Waverly Place!
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Thorne has been outspoken about online trolling in the past, telling People in January, “I’m letting kids know, like, ‘If somebody’s being rude to you, you have the right to stick up for yourself!’ When I see [bullying] on other people’s pages, I respond because it irks me to my core.”
She added, “It’s not normal to sit there and look at somebody’s photo and go, ‘I hate their nose, I hate their lips. Her face is ugly. She’s such a whore.’ No! What is wrong with you?”
Yasss, Bella! Keeping fighting the good fight, girl.