Bella Thorne shares 'terrible' experience that led to her not kissing her fans any more
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If you've been anywhere near the internet recently, you'll know that Matty Healy has a growing penchant for kissing his fans.
Now, Bella Thorne, 25, has opened up about the 'terrible' experience which led to her stopping the practice altogether.
The actress, 25, made the revelation on the Going Mental Podcast, where she said that a lot of fans used to ask her to kiss them in photographs.
"I used to kiss fans, especially as a lot of fans would ask me to kiss them for a photo - mostly on the cheeks, sometimes on the lips," she explained.
"Sometimes when it's a really cute gay girl, and they're like 'F**king came out because of you bro, can you please kiss me?'
"And I'm like, 'How am I gonna say no to that?' I'm like 'Yes, I'm gonna f**king kiss you, it's fine.'"
The star then sighed before opening up about the 'one time' that made her do a complete u-turn when it came to kissing her fans.
She explained that it all went down when she was leaving a movie theatre with her friend and they were approached by a large group of boys.
"These boys, they asked us for a photo," she remembered. "We're like okay, and they're taking the photo, and in the middle of the photo, they're like, 'Can you kiss me on the cheek?'
"Me and my friend at the time were like 'uh...' It's this very big group of boys, and it's just us so...
"You know, as a woman, the moment you feel pressured... Just in any scenario where the tables are turned and physically you feel vulnerable. This was one of those moments."
She then explained that she kissed the fan on the cheek, but he proceeded to turn and 'put his tongue literally all over my face'.
Bella explained that the boys didn't just assault her but her friend too, and one went as far as to hold her friend's head as he kissed her.
"It was terrible," Bella admitted, adding that the boys began laughing after the incident.
The former Disney star said that the incident 'created boundaries' and that she avoids going into big crowds of fans as a result.
However, she said that she is still 'down' to take photographs with fans - she just won't kiss them anymore.
She also said that she helps keep herself safe by staying in the middle of her friend group when she does go out, on the off chance that she's recognised.
You can listen to her whole appearance on the podcast here.