Yesterday, pictures of Jennifer Lawrence in her birthday suit were leaked onto the photo website 4chan. Rumored to be one of 101 celebrities the hackers have targeted, this disgusting act underlines just how far peering into the lives of celebrities has come. The paparazzi are one thing but hacking into someone’s private computer and leaking nude pictures of them is quite another. Singers Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez have also been targeted in what’s been called ‘the biggest celebrity hack in history.’ Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Brie Larson, and Kirsten Dunst are also on the list.
This act has ignited fury in Lawrence’s fans, other celebrities, and the public. A police investigation has been launched and the media is going bananas. We at SheRa Mag are outraged that this has happened and the questions it poses about how little privacy (especially) celebrities have in the digital age. Of course what adds fuel to the fire is that the leaked pics are naked photos. Any sort of leaked information is an invasion of privacy, sure, but the fact that these pics were leaked because Jennifer Lawrence is wearing nothing so that the hackers could cash in on her ‘sex symbol’ status, well, that’s just revolting.
Lena Dunham said it best:
As for you, Seema Goswami, anyone can do what they want in private. THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED YOUR PRIVATE LIFE!!
Columnist Clementine Ford urges you to not click and not share, adding (to Seema and others like her):