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Bella Thorne says Disney ‘goes wrong’ by forcing their child stars to be impossibly ‘perfect’

Bella Thorne has called former employer Disney ‘wrong’ for making their young stars seem impossibly ‘perfect.’

The often-controversial actress/singer, 23, opened up about the unique ‘pressure’ of finding fame at such an early age during an interview with Fox News, telling the network fitting the mold was ‘always difficult’ for her.

‘There are definitely a lot of pressures in the Disney eye to be so perfect and I think that’s where Disney in a sense goes wrong because they make their kids seem perfect,’ Thorne explained.

Her own person: Bella Thorne, 23, talked about the pressure of being a squeaky clean young Disney star, telling Fox News it was ‘always difficult’ for her to fit the ‘perfect’ image

‘That image is very difficult. It’s also never been me,’ Thorne continued. ‘I always just like to do whatever no one else is doing.’

The rebellious star – whose career has included directing porn, selling her own Forbidden Flowers line of cannabis, and maintaining a very profitable and very racy OnlyFans account – said that young people need more realistic role models in order to learn about real life.

‘Little kids growing up don’t need to see perfect people. Kids need to see real. They need to see diversity, they need to see intriguing,’ said Thorne, who recently compared herself to troubled pop star Britney Spears, also a Disney alum.

Thorne, who rose to fame at just 13 on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up, has been open about her personal struggles, previously sharing her experience with physical and sexual abuse.

In 2018 she revealed her experience on Instagram, saying she was abused ‘from the day [she] can remember’ until she was 14. She did not name her abuser.

Early fame: 'There are definitely a lot of pressures in the Disney eye to be so perfect and I think that's where Disney in a sense goes wrong because they make their kids seem perfect,' Thorne, who starred in the show Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013, explained

Early fame: ‘There are definitely a lot of pressures in the Disney eye to be so perfect and I think that’s where Disney in a sense goes wrong because they make their kids seem perfect,’ Thorne, who starred in the show Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013, explained

Imperfect: The rebellious star - whose career has included directing porn and selling her own Forbidden Flowers line of cannabis - said that young people need more realistic role models in order to learn about real life

Imperfect: The rebellious star – whose career has included directing porn and selling her own Forbidden Flowers line of cannabis – said that young people need more realistic role models in order to learn about real life

Bella further explored her trauma in her 2019 poetry book The Life Of A Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, something she says has had an equally profound impact on her and her fans.

‘People that are real talk about real things. I think that was much more important than my image. The Disney image was much less important’ Thorne said. 

‘My life has changed in a lot of really amazing ways [since writing the book.] Now when fans come up to me, they don’t always say, “I love you from this movie, that movie.” They say, “Oh my God, I read your book and I connected to it so much because of this terrible time.”‘ 

‘They tell me these stories and we connect. We usually both cry a little bit, and we hug. The book has curated me these beautiful moments in time that I get to fully be in,’ she went on.

Bella has also been willing to embrace her sexuality during her post-Disney career.

Sharing: Bella further explored her trauma in her 2019 poetry book The Life Of A Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, something she says has had an equally profound impact on her and her fans

Sharing: Bella further explored her trauma in her 2019 poetry book The Life Of A Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray, something she says has had an equally profound impact on her and her fans

Breaking the internet: Bella, who runs a very profitable OnlyFans, says she feels 'confident' in her sexuality since breaking free from her child star image

Breaking the internet: Bella, who runs a very profitable OnlyFans, says she feels ‘confident’ in her sexuality since breaking free from her child star image

‘I feel really confident in my sexuality,’ Thorne said, also thanking her ‘peers and fans’ for supporting her after she came out as pansexual in 2019.

Ever the entrepreneur, she’s also been monetizing her sex appeal, launching her OnlyFans page in August, charging $20 a month, $51 for a three-month subscription or $102 for six months. 

Thorne was reportedly the first content creator on the platform to earn $1million in their first 24 hours, after briefly crashing the site.  

She told the Los Angeles Times that she made $2million in the first week, and she’s ‘putting the earnings into her production company and toward charity.’

Bella previously won the Vision Award at last October’s second annual Pornhub Awards, following her adult film directorial debut.

She released Her & Him (featuring ex Mod Sun, 33, on the soundtrack) as part of the adult streaming site’s Visionaries series.   

Directorial debut: Bella previously won the Vision Award at last October's second annual Pornhub Awards, following her adult film directorial debut (pictured in October, 2019)

Directorial debut: Bella previously won the Vision Award at last October’s second annual Pornhub Awards, following her adult film directorial debut (pictured in October, 2019)

Kinky: She released Her & Him (featuring ex Mod Sun, 33, on the soundtrack) as part of the adult streaming site's Visionaries series

Kinky: She released Her & Him (featuring ex Mod Sun, 33, on the soundtrack) as part of the adult streaming site’s Visionaries series


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