Whitney Cummings revealed that people are trying to extort money from her for a photo she did not mean to post online.
Cummings said she “accidentally posted” a story on Instagram that “showed nipple.”
Despite removing the post, she says several of her followers took a screenshot of the image, and that now they are “trying to get money from me.”
The comedian tweeted Monday folks have threatened to repost the photo, but she will not give in to such “foolish dorks.”
Re-posting the photo, Cummings wrote: “If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it’s gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks.”
People later posted their own embarrassing photos with the hashtag #IStandWithWhitney – including comedian Burt Kreischer, who tweeted a picture of his injured testicles.
Cummings had posted an Instagram story of herself eating a lychee fruit in the bath, without realizing that part of her breast and nipple were in the frame. After noticing, she deleted it.
Posting on Twitter, Cummings wrote: “In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted. The people who took screen grabs are trying to get money from me, some said they have offers to sell them, some are asking for money to not post the photo.
“They all must think I’m way more famous than I am, but they also must think I’m way more easily intimidated than I am.”
She then posted a screenshot of one of the messages she had received, along with the photo itself.
“When a woman in the public eye is extorted, we have to spend time, money and energy dealing with it, hiring lawyers and security experts, and living with a pit in our stomach about when and how we will be humiliated,” she added. “Y’all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore.”
A few hours later she tweeted that she was receiving threats from people claiming to have access to photos of her stored on her iCloud.
“I’ll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes,” she wrote. “Frankly I’m way more embarrassed by all the inspirational quotes I’ve screen grabbed.”