On Monday, American comedian, actress and producer Whitney Cummings gave the internet a masterclass in shutting people’s shit down by sharing a photograph of her nipple that she’d accidentally put out on her Insta-stories in April this year. She deleted it as soon as she realised, but not before people had (surprise!) taken screenshots of it.
In a series of tweets last night, the 36-year-old creator of sitcoms 2 Broke Girls and Whitney took to Twitter to get ahead of people trying to exhort her for money in exchange for not sharing/selling the screengrab, which they claimed to be getting offers for.
Instead of succumbing to the pressure, she shared the photograph herself, saying “If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks.”
She talks about what it feels like…
…and also gently explains why she isn’t naming the people trying to blackmail her:
Three hours later, she updated followers about follow-up threats:
Fellow comedian and friend Chris D’Elia shared a humiliating picture (well…) of himself in solidarity, kickstarting a series of such photos being shared under the hashtag #istandwithwhitney.
Of course, she’s touched…
…but also feel free to stop?
Can’t get enough? See more of Whitney Cummings! This time on Netflix, where her comedy special Can I Touch It? released on 30 July.