Last Updated on December 30, 2022
Ex-Disney Channel star Bella Thorne, 25, revealed an experience that she had when she was ten years old with a show business professional who clearly thought about her in a dirty way, even though Thorne was just a child. Thorne is a product of the Hollywood child-actor system. Thorne starred as a teenager on the Disney Channel series Shake it Up before going on to more mature acting roles.
“I had a director give me feedback once and I was 10. The casting director calls my agent and the agent calls my mom, and they’re like, ‘So she’s not moving forward because the director felt like she was flirting with him and it made him really uncomfortable,'” Bella Thorne stated in an interview with model Emily Ratajkowski, who hosts a podcast using the moniker EmRata. Thorne expressed shock that a director would sexualize her when she was merely ten years old.
“If you need a more f—ed up story about Hollywood and pedophilia and the sexualization of children, I don’t know that there is one,” stated Emily Ratajkowski, who has staked out a progressive political worldview and engaged with hot-button political issues since first coming to fame in the Robin Thicke music video “Blurred Lines.”
Bella Thorne previously revealed in a book that she had been molested between the ages of six years old and fourteen years old, writing, “He didn’t have to deal with the countless times he molested me.”
Hollywood has been under massive scrutiny in recent years for its record of sexualizing children. Disney in particular has garnered scorn from moderate-minded people. Disney has battled against Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis, with the company strongly opposing the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law aimed at protecting young schoolchildren from sexual grooming in the classroom.
Disney fired director James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in 2018 for numerous tweets that appeared to condone or promote pedophilia, but the company re-hired Gunn in 2019.