LOS ANGELES: Hollywood Actress Bella Thorne was a staple on the Disney Channel for several years, but she apparently almost lost her job when she was 14.
In Tuesday's episode of Emily Ratajkowski's podcast, "High Low With EmRata," Thorne talked about numerous occasions when she felt sexualized as a young girl, reports"Variety."
When I was 14, and I was wearing a two-piece on the beach, I almost lost my job at the Disney Channel, recalled Thorne.
"I had a body chain-like chain put on me by the stylist I was hanging out with. I'm not sure. I don't care. A fan snapped a picture of me on the beach. I nearly lost my job. It truly went viral at the moment and was covered by every media outlet. How could this young girl do such a thing? This is very repulsive." People were "putting Disney under pressure" to terminate her, according to Thorne, who co-starred with Zendaya on "Shake It Up" from 2010 to 2013, but they eventually didn't.
"Hey, we're taking a lot of fire for this, they said. She needs to make sure she goes out in boy shorts and a loose t-shirt the next time she's at the beach since everyone is taking heat for this because you're in a bikini on a beach." The 25-year-old actor also related a distressing incident that occurred four years earlier during the episode.
"When I was ten years old, a director once gave me feedback. So she's not moving forward because the director felt like she was flirting with him and it made him incredibly uncomfortable, the casting director calls my agency and the agent contacts my mother, and they say, "said Thorne.
"What the f**k are you talking about, man?! I don't give a f**k what the f**k I said! I don't care if I said, 'Eat my p***y right now!' She is ten years old. Why ever would you think that?"