In the October issue of Vanity Fair, which hits newsstands tomorrow, Jennifer Lawrence spoke publicly about the photo scandal for the first time. In a follow-up interview with Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner, Lawrence has finally opened up about the photo hacking scandal.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world,” said Lawrence to Vanity Fair. She also called the photo hack a “sex crime.”
Lawrence, 24, also told Kashner that she had to call her father and tell him about the nude images that the hacker posted to her Wikipedia page using a fake account. A website administrator has since deleted the photos. The photos were taken during a four-year long distance relationship with an ex-boyfriend who wasn’t named in the interview.
This is simply one out of numerous celebrity photo hacking scandals to emerge this year. Kate Upton, Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice have been targeted previously. Justice, former Nickolodeon star, turned to Twitter and said that the leaked photos were fake. The latest celebrities to get involved in the scandal are Winona Ryder, Nina Dobrev and Nick Hogan.
Apple has taken measures to make the iCloud more secure for users, while the New York Post has pressured Google to be more vigilant in taking down nude photos. The NBI is also looking into the hacking incident.
Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” film franchise. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
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