Comedian Whitney Cummings Calls Out 'Foolish Dorks' Trying to Extort Her Over Nipple Photo

Monday, comedian Whitney Cummings said people are trying to siphon money from her for a photo she did not mean to post online—but she won't give in.

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."

Comedian Whitney Cummings
Whitney Cummings attends the Build Series to discuss 'Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?' at Build Studio on August 08, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

"In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted," Cummings tweeted. "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."

In a second tweet, she wrote, "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. If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it's gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks." That tweet also included the photo in question.

Cummings said she refuses to spend the time or money dealing with those who threatened to post the photo if money is not exchanged. She also said she wouldn't post the names of those who threatened such extortion.

"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. Y'all can have my nipple, but not my time or money anymore.

"I'm not posting the names of the people trying to extort me because some of them might be dumb kids. I wouldn't want the stupid ideas I had when I was a teenager to follow me around forever or else every time someone Googled me, they'd see me shoplifting a NO FEAR t-shirt."

Cummings followed it up Monday afternoon saying that people claimed to have accessed her iCloud, and that she "stands by most of" her nude photos.

"Now I'm getting threatened with 'we have access to your iCloud.' I'll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes. Frankly I'm way more embarrassed by all the inspirational quotes I've screen grabbed."

Cummings is a comedian who was the star, creator, writer and producer of the NBC sitcom Whitney from 2011-13. She also created the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls that aired from 2011-17. Cummings also has made stand-up comedy specials for HBO, Netflix and Comedy Central.

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