So you may remember all those photo leaks that have been happening practically every weekend (which really dumbfounds me. Why are people clamoring for nude photos?! Who the hell cares!) And Jennifer Lawrence was in the first batch apparently. I saw one photo accidentally on twitter that weekend and I felt guilty about it. So, now Jennifer did an interview in Vanity Fair and let her opinion be known on this flagrant disregard to her privacy.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” said Lawrence, whose digital accounts were hacked this past August, producing personal nude photos of the actress. “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.”
“It is not a scandal,” she said. “It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” Lawrence told VF. “You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”
She makes very good points. What is going to happen to these people who keep hacking and then releasing these photos??
“Every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry,” she explained of her initial reaction. “I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
It wasn’t just Hoult that Lawrence had to face after the traumatic transgression. “When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened… I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games,” she admitted. “I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.”
She has nothing to apologize for, she took photos for private use that were never intended for the consumption of media and the public. For her long term boyfriend! It’s just crazy to me that it was that easy to get all these photos and then put them all over the internet. Insanity.