In November, the 18-year-old Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip actress described her to Seventeen. "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," she said, adding, "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."
Thorne didn't reveal the mystery mean girl's identity during a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday, but she did clarify some of her comments after the quote was read back to her. "You know, there's a little part that's missing in there. It's not, 'I hate her because she's a billionaire.' It's, 'I don't like her because she is a billionaire and makes sure everyone knows that she is,' which is like, you know, I didn't grow up with money or anything like that," the actress said. "And even if I did...I'm not very much like that. But it's not necessarily about one person."
Thorne reiterated that her issue isn't with the mystery girl's wealth, saying, "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 would be, 'Go, girl! You do you. Good for you. I'm happy that you have a great life.' It's when people do it in certain types of ways that make you not appreciate them as much."