Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity to fall prey to the phishing scammers behind “The Fappening.”
According to The Epoch Times, racy photos of the star were recently leaked by the “Fappening Report” Twitter account that has been sharing stolen celebrity photos on 4Chan. A few pictures of Avril Lavigne popped up on Reddit, but they aren’t exactly scandalous unless you consider cuddling up with a stuffed Hello Kitty head to be a salacious act.
And no, Avril Lavigne isn’t cheating on Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger with a cat who isn’t really a cat — it looks like her leaked photo was simply taken during the shooting of her “Hello Kitty” music video. She can be seen rocking the same faux garter belt tights that she wears in the video, but she’s missing her cupcake-covered skirt. To keep things PG-13, she used a strategically-placed Hello Kitty head.
Another leaked picture of Avril Lavigne shows the fully-clothed singer kissing a girl. Her skin-free photos look more like images that would normally be posted on Instagram or Twitter, but Lavigne’s privacy was still violated because they were stolen and shared without her consent.
The “Fappening Report” Twitter account has been toying with its followers by promising to release its collection of celebrity nude photos in exchange for photos and videos from others. It’s very likely that the account is just collecting pictures from other people and slowly leaking whatever it can get. The Epoch Times reports that whoever is behind the account promised to release a half-naked Avril Lavigne photo after reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter. However, 4Chan and Reddit users got upset when the account failed to deliver.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, the Fappening Report Twitter account also recently promised to release new photos of Kaley Cuoco. It appears that the site delivered on this promise because there are a few photos of Kaley currently being passed around on Reddit and 4chan. However, Cuoco is pretty covered up in most of them.
Avril Lavigne hasn’t responded to her leaked photos yet, but Kaley Cuoco seemed to take hers in stride. She simply poked fun at The Fappening by posting a fake nude photo on her Instagram page.
According to Perez Hilton, Avril Lavigne was recently spotted without her wedding ring. If Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are experiencing relationship troubles, the last thing the “Hello Kitty” singer needs is a different problem to deal with (why do things always have to be so complicated for poor Avril?).
Do you think Avril Lavigne will get in touch with her inner punk girl by giving the photo thieves a piece of her mind or will she simply shrug off the leak and get on with her life like Kaley Cuoco did?