People are mad about Bella Thorne's recent photos, but not for the reasons you might think

Bella Thorne poses nude to highlight body insecurities, but it backfires. (Photo: GQ Mexico)
Bella Thorne poses nude to highlight body insecurities, but it backfires. (Photo: GQ Mexico)

Despite efforts to join the body-positive movement, Bella Thorne received a storm of backlash for her recent GQ Mexico cover.

Octubre llega más sexy que nunca a GQ con la guapísima Bella Thorne en portada a quien veremos proximamanente en The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. #HombresGQ #BellaThorneGQ

A post shared by GQ México y Latinoamérica (@gqmexico) on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:59am PDT


The actress shared the photos on her social media pages with a caption claiming she had asked for no retouching and got candid about her own insecurities. Although Thorne’s intentions might have been sincere to call out the industry for its history of heavily editing celebrities to make them look perfect, the internet is not having it.

I specifically asked for no re touching on this photo, and lemme tell you I have insecurities, about pretty much everything. That's natural & that's human. You might look at this photo and think oh shush bella, but just know everytime someone looks in the mirror they simply don't see what everyone else sees. Know that it's completely normal to feel insecure and it's accepted. honestly I wish everyone talked more about their insecurities so more people in the world could know they aren't alone. That it's ok. As a public persona you know naturally that everytime you shoot with a magazine there is always small retouching. Cuz yeah if they show my acne scars or a wrinkle in my forehead or my teeth aren't perfectly white, people will look at the photo and say no she's not perfect and usually most people don't want the public trashing and I get it, But fuck it I'm here to tell you that's right I'm not FUCKING PERFECT. IM A HUMAN BEING AND IM REAL. So hip hop your asses over the fence and GET OVER IT. @gqmexico

A post shared by BELLA (@bellathorne) on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:51pm PDT


Many of her fans took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction that despite asking for no retouching, Thorne still looks flawless.



However, it is not the fact that Thorne has a perfect body that her fans are unhappy about. People pointed out that if she was someone who was outside the Hollywood beauty standards, she would be heavily criticized instead of praised.



On top of the body-positive statement, the Twitterverse is furious about her caption’s last line. Thorne wrote, “So hip hop your asses over the fence and get over it.”




Fans are calling it insensitive because not only is she posing for GQ Mexico but she fails to consider President Trump’s desire to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.



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