Hacked nude photographs of almost 100 famous young women in Hollywood were posted on the internet on Aug. 31, 2014. The photos first appeared on 4chan on Sunday night but swiftly went viral on the internet. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst were among the celebrities who had their photos stolen. Keep reading to find the details of the scandal.
Apple has confirmed that “certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a much targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions.”
4chan is a collection of online forums which came into existence since the invention of the computerized bulletin board system in 1973. It claims to have 20 million unique visitors and 540 million page views a month. According to Alexa, as of this writing, 4chan is the 461st most popular website in the United States and the 974th most popular one in the world.
The reaction of the victims of the scandal have spoken out on this violation of privacy on social media. Few of the celebrities have chosen their representatives to speak for them. Some have responded with antipathy, and some with derision. Some have questioned the authenticity of pictures. Let us have a look at the way female celebrities are responding to their stolen private photos.
Below are some of the responses:
Official statement from Lawrence’s publicist:
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Official statement from Upton’s legal representative:
“This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy,” said Upton’s lawyer Lawrence Shire in an email to BuzzFeed. “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
“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.”
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.
— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 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.”
“Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of privacy. There have always been fake photos of me on the internet, but I will not be put in the position to defend myself as to what is real or what is fake. I am angry at this massive invasion of privacy, and like the other women who are in this situation alongside of me, I am taking legal action to protect my rights,” posted Justice on Twitter.
Shortly after I tweeted about certain pics of me being fake, I was faced with a serious violation of (cont) http://t.co/Z8iRJ64eV0
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) September 2, 2014
“The fake photos of me are crazy!! was trying to rise above it all, and not give ‘the creator’ the time of day.. BUT..”
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