By now, everybody’s heard about the naked photo scandal that’s permeating the Internet. Some hacker managed to get a hold of several celebrity Cloud accounts, and hacked into their long-deleted or existing nude photos. He proceeded to leak the photos all over the Internet, and while some celebrities have refused to comment on the leak, others have taken to Twitter to air their grievances with the situation.
Jennifer Lawrence‘s team has already published a statement saying, “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
However, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, a much respected actress with a sterling reputation, has called out the hacker for getting these pictures. She tweeted, “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.”
Victoria Justice, on the other hand, is taking another route to getting those photos taken off the air – by denying them completely. She tweeted, “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*.”
Other celebrities have been jumping into the fray, commenting on the scandal on Twitter even if their pictures weren’t released. Seth Rogen has tweeted in support of the actresses, writing, “Posting pics hacked from someone’s cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.”
Anna Kendrick, on the other hand, probably has the best response to the scandal on the web. Her name was not on the list, but when her brother messaged her, “I have never been happier to not see your name on a list”, she retweeted the message with, “Don’t worry bro, it would just be photos of food and other people’s dogs anyway.” And the Internet win of September 1st goes to Anna Kendrick, always funny and classy without being insulting.
Lena Dunham also commented on the scandal, writing, “The “don’t take naked pics if you don’t want them online” argument is the “she was wearing a short skirt” of the web. Ugh.” I don’t know if I would agree that both arguments fall under the same spectrum, but Lena’s point is one that a lot of Internet commentators seem to be missing.
Overall, this scandal doesn’t look like it’s dying down anytime soon. A major hack at this size and scale is going to draw attention for the next few days, if not weeks. Unfortunately for the celebrities involved in the leaked nudes, that means that it’ll be difficult for them to escape the media for a while.
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