Bella Thorne has expanded on comments she made about a mysterious Hollywood “mean girl”, revealing she doesn’t like the person because she “makes sure everyone knows” she has money.
In November (15), the 18-year-old actress caused a stir when she mentioned some beef with a fellow starlet during an interview with Seventeen magazine.
“I have a mean girl,” she said at the time. “She’s in the business, and she’s very, very mean. I stay away from her at all costs. I never say hello to her.
“Her siblings are not mean like she is. It’s just her. One of the reasons I don’t like her is because she’s been a billionaire since she was very little, and she’s never had to work for anything in her life.”
Now Bella has clarified her comments, insisting it’s not the money that’s the problem. Instead, it’s the way the unnamed girl deals with her fame and fortune.
“It’s not I hate her because she’s a billionaire,” she explained to HuffPost Live. “I don’t like her because she is a billionaire and makes sure everyone knows that she is, which is like, I didn’t grow up with money or anything like that. And even if I did, I’m not very much like that.”
Luckily there are some people Bella gets on with in the business, with the star counting Disney favorites Zendaya and Victoria Justice among her friends. Rather than calling out unpleasant people in the industry, Bella wants girls to know dealing with situations like this is normal.
“But it’s not necessarily about one person,” she continued. “It’s letting girls know that what they’re going through in life – ‘cause there’s always a mean girl in school – it’s in Hollywood too… Our life is not so overly glamorous. It’s exactly what you’re going through, but there’s photos taken of it.”
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