Over the next few days, you will likely see a shit ton of “LEAKED CELEBRITY NUDES” posts all over the internet. Your Twitter feed will likely become stickier with a faint gooey residue. Seriously. Don’t touch anything.
Here’s the story as I understand it. Some dicknose on 4Chan (photo of the suspect can be seen here) hacked into a bunch of personal celebrity photos via an iCloud leak. The photos have been posted on 4Chan, the internet’s butthole, and are spreading the way only 4Chan dicknose misogyny boners truly can.
Lots of female celebrities have been caught up in this. Mary Elizabeth Winstead responded on Twitter:
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.— Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
Other celebs are not as forthcoming, crying fake. Maybe that’s true, maybe it’s a lie, who the fuck fucking knows or cares. WE SHOULD NOT BE PRIVY TO THESE PHOTOS. And I’m already seeing the “what will this do for Jennifer Lawrence’s career and image” bullshit and no. NO. Fuck that. Absolutely not.
This is not the Paris Hilton goddamn sex tape. This is not Kim Kardashian getting pissed on by Ray-J. This is not a pre-planned stab at publicity for a nothing of a nobody. This isn’t even an accidental tit tweet, a la Allison Pill, or a scorned ex leaking pics. This is someone’s personal photos, hacked into with what was clearly a great deal of effort and a great dismissal of any human feelings or empathy. The fact that these pictures exist is a moot point and how dare ANYONE judge or question the victims. Fuck that fuck that fuck that fuck you over there and fuck that.
Let s/he who has never sexted cast the first stone. OR DON’T. It’s none of your fucking business anyway.