Before I go any further, I'd like to thank Lola (I tried to link you, but the link wouldn't go through!) for suggesting this as the topic for today's post. I'd also like to apologize that it's late, since it was supposed to be up yesterday.
Apparently, a lot of lady celebrities had their phones hacked in to this past week. I haven't seen a single article that lists all of the women who had their phones hacked, but I think it's upwards of a dozen. While it's bad enough to hack somebody's phone, it's even worse to take their pictures- their naked pictures- out of the phone and then share it on the internet.
Like, what the fuck is wrong with you?
Don't pull the, "Well, if they didn't want the world to see it, they shouldn't have taken it!"
Don't even try the, "Well, they just did it so they could get more attention!"
Don't start with the, "Well, it was only a joke!"
If you're thinking, "Well, they deserved it for taking the pictures in the first place!" then get off my website.
Every single line of that is the rape culture we discussed last week. No, these women weren't raped by the culprit, but they were sexually violated nonetheless. Not only by the hacker, but by the thousands, if not millions, of people who have seen the pictures that they never wanted to go public.
I'm proud that these women are pressing charges, because the hacker needs to be brought to justice. It's not funny that anyone has ever had nude photos leaked and damn sure isn't funny that these women were targeted in such a way.
Anyone who leaks a nude photo or video of another person is a sex offender, for distributing pornography without the user's consent.
Anyone who leaks a nude photo or video of anyone underage is a pedophile.
Anyone who copies, helps spread, or looks up the nude photo or video is just as bad as the one who originally put it out for the world to see. You are still violating their privacy if you choose to look at it or help spread it around.
I hope the Apple company can pinpoint where it was hacked in to and I hope that they will take much better care of their customers in the future, so that this never happens again. I am pleased to see that they are working with the police to help bring the sex offender to justice- because that is what he or she is, a sex offender, not just a hacker.
Support the victims of this attack, not because they're celebrities, but because they are people who just had their most private pictures shared with the entire world. There are too many people blaming them for this and too many people who are going to send them nasty, perverted messages.
Think about it- How would you feel if it was you who had naked pictures leaked? How would you feel if it was your son or daughter?
There's a reason why the FBI is investigating it.
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