The person, who also mentioned Jake Paul in the tweet, said that Bella shouldn't be edgy since she got her start in Hollywood on Disney Channel. "If ur plan is to be edgy and controversial then maybe you shouldn't have started ur career on Disney channel ??? @jakepaul @bellathorne."
— abbey (@ablk402) August 3, 2017
Bella responded, "You're right when I was about to live on the streets with no money and a whole family I shoulda turned down the offer #besmarter." The actress revealed in April that she actually didn't want to audition for Shake It Up, the Disney Channel show that launched her career, but if she hadn't gotten the role, her family would've had to live on the streets.
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) August 3, 2017
Disney Channel stars often have a hard time moving away from the squeaky clean network once their shows end and they grow up. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have often faced similar criticism. The reality is that many of these stars were just kids when they accepted their Disney roles and they should be allowed the freedom to develop into their own adulthood. It’s unfair to demand that they be perfect replicas of the characters they play on-screen (I mean, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron don't even talk anymore). Can they live?
What’s worse is that, although this troll's tweet also calls out a male Disney star, that’s rarely the case. Everyone remembers that debate over Demi Lovato’s ~sultry~ photos versus Justin Bieber’s butt-naked ones. Let’s be honest—internet haters don’t care about celebrities being good role models; they care about telling young women how to live their lives.
Thanks for shutting it down, Bella!