In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Jennifer Lawrence tells it like it is regarding the scandal of her nude photos, along with many other celebrities, that were hacked and stolen from cloud storage accounts and then distributed publicly. Jennifer is not only angry at the person who violated her privacy in stealing the photos, but also feels violated by every single person who posted them online and viewed them.
One person in particular is media mogul Perez Hilton, who didn’t hesitate a minute to post the photos as soon as he saw them. Perez posted an apology video on his website to Jennifer for what he calls his irresponsible behavior in posting the photos. Hilton tells Jennifer that he was in Vegas on vacation with his son and his mother when the story broke. He immediately told his family he had to post the pictures immediately because it was a hot story.
It wasn’t long before Perez was bombarded with nasty comments and messages from people who were legitimately angry that he had posted those pictures, which were obtained illegally without Jennifer’s consent. It was private property. He received so many hateful, belligerent comments that Perez was forced to remove the photos from his website, giving the excuse that he just “didn’t think about it,” as per MSN.
Jennifer is not taking that lightly. She if furious with Perez. Lawrence has branded the picture leak as “a disgusting sex crime,” as reported by Vanity Fair. She lets it all out with her interviewer, Sam Kashner.
“It is not a scandal. 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 Web sites 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.”
Her disgust turns directly to Perez Hilton after he decided to make a 4 plus minute apology video.
“He took it down because people got pi**ed, and that’s the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was ‘I just didn’t think about it.’ ‘I just didn’t think about it’ is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself.”
Those photos were meant for one set of eyes only, she reveals to Vanity Fair.
“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….Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame.”
Although Perez Hilton has said he will never post another nude photo on his site again, Jennifer believes that the media should be more responsible, according to her interview with Vanity Fair, and calls the tabloids and websites out for their bad behavior, including Perez Hilton.
“You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.”
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