2016 Was A Bad Year For Everyone — Except For Bella Thorne

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Why are people so invested in who Bella Thorne is dating? I'm going to take a massive leap here and say it's because she's young and beautiful and has acknowledged her sexuality — but that's just wild speculation. Whatever the reason, people seem to have a lot to say about the 19-year-old's dating life. So when photos of her hanging out with Charlie Puth in Miami Beach this weekend surfaced — just weeks after her supposed split from Teen Wolf actor Tyler Posey — the naysayers wasted no time expressing their irrationally strong feelings on Twitter.
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Specifically, people are upset — neigh, outraged — at the timing of Thorne's rumored new hookup. Basically, the singer-actress is dating too quickly. In mid-August, Thorne split from boyfriend of one-year, English actor Gregg Sulkin. In late September, she started dating Posey. There have been rumblings of a breakup for a couple of weeks — though neither made a statement. Earlier this month, Thorne and Puth participated in some cryptic Twitter-flirting. And this weekend, the pair spent time looking cozy with one another in Miami.
In other words... Thorne's dating life looks a lot like that of any 19-year -old girl. Why people are having trouble accepting the fact that Thorne has dated three different men over the past several months, I cannot tell you. But the fact that people are besides themselves about Thorne's perfectly average dating life is an implicit form of slut-shaming. So let Bella be Bella, peeps — and try redirecting your anger towards one of the many things actually worth getting upset about in 2016.
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