13-Year-Old Bella Thorne’s Skimpy Bikini Photo Scandal

Thursday, May 12, 2011 4:01 PM
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Bella Thorne, the up-and-coming star of Disney’s Shake It Up, recently sported a skimpy black bikini with chains during a recent trip to the beach (full image below), and her swimwear has left many fans shaking their heads. If Miley Cyrus wore this to the beach, we have no doubt that bloggers everywhere would have said she looked slutty. In fact, Miley was recently photographed on a beach in Rio, and the rebellious star’s bathing suit looked downright conservative in comparison. It’s no wonder then that Bella’s black bikini has caused a minor scandal online—after all, she’s only 13!

Not only does her barely-there bikini seem like it was designed for a much older person, but it also comes with body chains that look like they belong on trashy lingerie, not a 13-year-old Disney star.

Obviously girls have started wearing two-piece bathing suits younger and younger, and there’s nothing inappropriate about a young teen in a bikini, but we have to agree with those that say Bella has gone too far. We were shocked when we first saw the picture of the young star, and upon closer examination, we definitely think she should cover up, and we feel really uncomfortable.

Thorne’s mother quickly came to her daughter’s defense when the blogoshere questioned the outfit. “Most of the day she was wearing shorts and a sweater over her bathing suit. She was playing volleyball with a bunch of friends and the only time she was in her bikini was to go in the water,†she told Radar Online.

But what about those chains?

“The chains she was wearing belonged to a friend who urged her to put them on just for a picture.  They thought it would be funny to pose like a rock star…She wasn’t wearing those chains at the beach any longer than it took to take the photos. They were just kids playing around.â€

Just because she only wore the swimsuit in the water doesn’t make it any less inappropriate, and we’d really like to know who brings chains like that to the beach. We think Bella has a bright future in front of her, and we hope she doesn’t make a habit of dressing up in outfits like this. We don’t like to think of ourselves as prudes, but there’s something definitely wrong about that bikini.

Cover up, Bella! You’re breaking out heart.

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