Update, 12/17: Though Bella Thorne still won't name her Hollywood mean girl, she did clarify the basis of her animosity. The reason? Cold. Hard. Cash. Sort of.
"It's not I hate her because she's a billionaire," the actress explained to HuffPost Live (opens in new tab) on Wednesday. "I don't like her because she is a billionaire and makes sure everyone knows that she is, which is like, I didn't grow up with money or anything like that. And even if I did, I'm not very much like that."
Thorne elaborated, "If somebody wasn't flaunting it in a mean way to make other people feel bad about themselves, then I would not mind it. It's when people do it in certain types of ways that make you not appreciate them as much."
And there you have it.
Original story, 11/18: Lock your doors. Hide yo kids. Log onto Google Chrome. There's a mean girl on the loose in Hollywood, except we don't know who she is (hence the internet).
"I have a mean girl," Bella Thorne said in an interview with (opens in new tab)Seventeen (opens in new tab). "She's in the business, and she's very, very mean. I stay away from her at all costs. I never say hello to her. Her siblings are not mean like she is. It's just her. One of the reasons I don't like her is because she's been a billionaire since she was very little, and she's never had to work for anything in her life."
Now, before we get to the wild speculation part, here is some more background that might explain why Thorne said she avoids this Regina George at all costs.
"I wasn't hiding it, and it wasn't like, 'Oh, I'm embarrassed because we don't have money,'" she said of her family going on food stamps after her father's sudden death. "It was, 'Oh, we don't have money, so we're going to work that much harder.' It was scary, though, because you really want those jobs. It's a different hunger when you want your family to eat."
1) That would really suck if Anonymous Unkind Woman bullied Thorne about her background. 2) Science has some terrible news for her (opens in new tab). And 3) although the internet has nominated the Cyruses, the Kardashians, the Peltzes, and the Hadids, Thorne herself has eliminated one famous family from the list.
SO TERRIBLE that @bellathorne has a ‘mean girl’ in Hollywood! https://t.co/MGWT07S2sP pic.twitter.com/pcgYq5PUINNovember 17, 2015
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