A US comedian has tweeted a picture of his own nipple after followers used it to try and eradicate money from him.
Whitney Cummings said she accidentally posted the image to Instagram in April, but deleted it soon.  Someone took a screenshot and sent it to him, with the message: "How much does it cost to not share this picture?"
Posting the picture again, Cummings wrote: "If anyone makes money or likes my nipple, it's gonna be me. So here you go, you stupid fools."
People posted their own embarrassing pictures using the hashtag #IStandWithWhitney – with comedian Burt Kreischer, who tweeted a picture of his injured testicle.  What did Whitney Cummings say?
Cummings posted a story on Instagram of himself eating a fruit of lychee in the bath, not realizing that part of his chest and nipple were in the frame. After noticing, he removed it.
Posting to Twitter, Cummings wrote: "In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed the nipple. When I realized it, I deleted it. People who took snares on the screen were trying to making money from me., some said they had offers to sell them, some were asking for money not to post the picture.
"They should think that I am more famous than to me, but they also have to think that I'm more easily scared than I am. "
Then he posted a screenshot of one of the messages he received, including the photo itself.
"When a woman in the public eye is distracted, we have to spend time, money and energy dealing with it, hire lawyers and security experts, and live with a pit in our stomach about how and how we would be embarrassed, "she added." It could be Y & # 39; s all getting my nipple, but not my time or money right now. "
Hours later he tweeted that he was receiving threats from people who claimed to have access to pictures of he stored in his iCloud.
"I'll be honest, I stand by most of my nudes," she wrote. "I'm really ashamed of all the exciting quotes I got on screen."
How do people respond?
Burt Kreischer posted a close-up photo of his testicles, and wrote: "#IStandWithWhitney Hey @WhitneyCummings I hate what those dorks tried to do to you – here's an embarrassing photo of me testicles after I fell into a torrent of water. "
The image has so far been liked 15,000 times and retweeted more than 1,200 times.  Another comedian, Tom Segura, tweeted a graphic photo of his own injured penis and wrote: "It is only known that some real jerks have tried to kill my friend @ WhitneyCummings with a stolen picture from her phone. Well here is one of my. My peepee on a jacuzzi jet but this is a faulty light #IStandWithWhitney "
Others, including comedians Nick Bolton and Shayne Smith, has posted their own embarrassing photos to show their support.
In response, Cummings wrote: "Thank you to everyone who sent me emotional pictures of you so I can feel better about my embarrassing picture.
" This means the world at me, but I can't help it if you stop sending me pictures of your hairy balls. "
Did this happen before?
Yes, this is not the first time Celebrity has destroyed a attempted extortion by sharing their own stolen pictures. FBI.
"I can sleep tonight as I know I have restored my power," he wrote at the time. "Here are the pictures that were threatened. she told me, in other words here are my boobies. "
Sia, a popular private musician, did the same thing in November 2017 when someone tried to sell nude photos of her nude online. to my fans. Save your money, it's here for free. Every day is Christmas! "
And in February this year, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took a similar approach after claiming he was being bullied by the owner of a US gossip magazine.
In a blog post, he posted an email that he said was sent to his representatives threatening to publish "an intimate picture" of him and former TV host Lauren Sanchez.
Although not he published the pictures himself, the post detailing what their picture was.
"Instead of capitulating to oppression and blackmail, I decided to publish exactly what was they sent it to me, despite the personal expense and humiliation they threatened, "he wrote.