Jennifer Lawrence: Nude Leaked Photos The Fault Of The Victim In New Slut Shaming Twist?

We definitely live in a new era. Kim Kardashian is filmed having sex, and she transforms what should be an embarrassment into a $6 million a year salary as a reality TV star. Paris Hilton stars in a TV show and only becomes a household name after the unauthorized release of a sex tape she made with a former boyfriend. This obsession with sex tapes even became a movie featuring actress Cameron Diaz, who decided to go nude on screen for the first time.

When Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos leaked out onto the internet, the response on social media varied. Some people were thrilled by the images and others refused to look at them. But a few self-righteous types seemed to suggest the actress had it coming for posing for the photos in the first place, establishing a new type of slut shaming. But who is right?

In a related report by The Inquisitr, a slut shaming study claims the usage of the insulting term is actually a fight caused by class warfare. But when Mary Elizabeth Winstead had her nude photos leaked, the full wrath of twitter fell on her, with many calling her various names. The insults became so bad, she decided to take a break from social media.

The aftermath of The Fappening has been strange at best. For example, it’s possible that McKayla Maroney could be considered a sex offender herself based upon the way the child pornography laws work. But Lena Dunham went onto Twitter to remind everyone, “When you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It’s not okay.” She says the person who stole these pictures is not merely a hacker, but a sex offender.

Others on social media believe the celebrities themselves should share some of the blame.

“You’re stupid for taking naked pictures of yourself and passing them to others electronically and then being outraged that someone found them and posted them. First off, stop being stupid, if you use the internet (including clouds, texts, apps, etc.) then it’s out there for someone to find. Secondly, most of you aren’t even married. Stop degrading yourself by giving yourself away sexually time and time again and now allowing all the world to see you lascivious behavior. Thirdly, many of you allow others to film or photograph yourself in carnal ways for profit and yet are outraged that someone saw your private parts? Wait…what? Now, I don’t condone the one who did this at all. The person is wrong and a criminal. But… your foolish lack of prudence and indiscretion put you in this situation. Maybe you may want to rethink your decisions and maybe you may want to rethink making a lifestyle based on your sex appeal.”

A writer for The Huffington Post attacked this idea specifically by claiming that Jennifer Lawrence is the only person who should never be blamed for the photo leak.

“It is not okay that, all over the world, people are taking to Twitter, Reddit, and various website comment sections to place blame on the female celebrities for taking the photographs in the first place. There is nothing wrong or ‘immoral’ about women taking naked photos of themselves to be distributed however and to whomever they see fit.”

Who do you think is right?

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