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Comedian Whitney Cummings Takes Power Back From Her Blackmailers By Sharing Her Own Nipple Pics

Trolls came for stand up comic Whitney Cummings, but she proved her point by deliberately exposing her nipples.

The 36-year-old creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls told her social media followers that “foolish dorks” online threatened to extort her after she inadvertently revealed part of her breasts on her Instagram Story earlier this year.

She deleted the clip immediately after realizing the nip-slip, but not before it was screen-grabbed.

Trolls threatened to publicly release the photos unless she paid them money.

So she retaliated by claiming ownership of her body and deliberately posted the deleted picture herself.

“If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me,” she said.

The comedian kept the online degenerates’ names anonymous because they might be “dumb kids.”

Cummings shared a screen-grab of a user who asked how much it would cost “to not share this photo,” on Facebook.

Posted by Whitney Cummings on Monday, August 12, 2019

The screenshot photo shows the body part that men don’t get scrutinized for showing.

Whitney Cummings/Facebook

We’ve censored the photo, but you can see the uncensored version here if you so choose.

She commented on the repercussions women face as victims of extortion.

“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.”

So she gave them the nipple. But this time, it was on her terms.

“Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore.”

Fans showed their support by offering some suggestions.

Others who’ve had their inopportune moments exploited by jerks shared their stories.

What’s the big fuss?

Then, there was this perspective.

A powerful health reminder arose from the nipple incident.

Nonconsensual pornography, or “revenge porn,” is against the law in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative’s website.

The online harassment is an intentional distribution of sexually explicit images on social media posted by ex-lovers, or in this case, trolls or hackers who use the images to harass celebrities without their consent.

Other celebrities subjected to this kind of shaming in the past include Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, and the Kardashians.

Cummings is not one to go down without a fight.

 

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Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1