Sooo, this is pretty disturbing. Numerous actresses, including Jennifer Lawrence, have had nude photos of themselves leaked. The photos, according to Lawrence's rep at least, are the real deal, and as one could imagine, it's incredibly embarrassing and violating for Lawrence. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's camp told Us Weekly. "The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
Other actresses who are among the mass nude photo leak, which happened via their iClouds being hacked into, include Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton, and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The photos of the celebrities were reportedly posted on the image sharing site 4chan, and, naturally, have since been shared on Twitter.
The first response of many people (after Googling "Jennifer Lawrence nude photos," of course) will likely be, "You shouldn't take naked photos of yourself -- especially if you're famous! Surely, you're going to get caught!" True, true. But the particularly disturbing thing in this case is the fact that, with many of the celebrities, the pictures had been deleted a long time ago. Mary Elizabeth Winstead said of her phone being hacked, "Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. 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."
When you think about it that way -- people took photos of themselves for their significant others years ago and then deleted them and they're still being leaked -- it's seriously disturbing. And it kind of makes it seem like anything anyone's ever done on their phone or computer is at-risk.
Hopefully, authorities will find the person or people responsible for what's being deemed "one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in history," and punish them accordingly. But, sadly for Lawrence and these other women, the damage will have already been done.
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