It was a big weekend for hackers apparently. Many celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande had their iCloud accounts hacked and nude photos were everywhere on the internet this weekend.
Grande, US Gymnast McKayla Maroney and Disney channel star Victoria Justice have all come out saying the alleged nude photos of them are fake, but other stars like Kirsten Dunst and Mary Elizabeth Winstead took to twitter to express their anger at this violation.
Thank you iCloud
— Kirsten Dunst (@kirstendunst) September 1, 2014
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.
— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
The FBI is currently investigating the violation of privacy and people everywhere are expressing their opinion on the situation.
Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014
Posting pics hacked from someone’s cell phone is really no different than selling stolen merchandise.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 31, 2014
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.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
That last one might directed to comedian Ricky Gervais, who had tweeted
“Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer”
He quickly deleted that tweet, but he’s not the only one saying that. Wu Tang Clan member RZA told TMZ that if stars don’t want nude photos leaked, then don’t take them. Adding that he has a “no nude photo policy” with his wife.
So where do you come in on this? Do you support the ladies who have been hacked or think they could have prevented this by not taking nude photos?