Comedian Whitney Cummings posted a picture of her chest Monday night after saying that people who had the picture threatened to share it and sell it if she didn't pay for it.
Cummings wrote on both Twitter and Facebook that he inadvertently shared the picture, showing his nipple, in his Instagram stories in April, but it was removed as soon as he realized the oversight.
He stated that some people who had taken the screen captured the picture threatening to share it. Some even try to blackmail her, saying they'll share it if she doesn't pay for it. And some say they will sell the picture.
"They should think in every way that I'm more famous than I am, but they should also think that I'm a lot stronger than I am. If anyone earns money or likes my nipple, it will be mine. everyone, you stupid fool, "Cummings posted with the picture in question, along with a screen grab of someone on social media asking" How much would it cost to not share this picture? "
"When a woman in the public eye is upset, we have to spend time, money and energy dealing with it, hire lawyers and security experts, and live in a pit in our stomach about when and how we can be humiliated, ”Cummings wrote. "Y'all can have my nipple, but not my time or money right now."
He said he would never share the names of people who tried to kill him "because some of them could be dumb kids" and "I don't want the stupid ideas I had when I was a teenager who follows me around forever or else every time someone Googled me, they'll see me shoplift a NO FEAR t-shirt. "
Cummings later thanked her friends and fans for showing support by sending her embarrassing pictures of themselves, some of which he retweeted. bummed than me that #istandwithwhitney was not about Whitney Houston. "
Cummings says the attention has led to additional threats from people who say they have access to his iCloud.
" I'll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes. I was really embarrassed by all the exciting quotes I got on the screen, "he said.