Jennifer Lawrence Is NOT A Porn Star. Don’t Make Her One.
In anticipation for writing this article, we searched “Jennifer Lawrence” on Twitter. Unfortunately, J-Law doesn’t have an account on the Twitterverse that we’re sure would provide many laughs and insights.
However, that’s not what’s sad about this story.
When you type in “Jennifer Lawrence” into the search bar on Twitter, three suggestions pop up:
Jennifer Lawrence leaked photos
Jennifer Lawrence leaked you’re welcome
Now, in case you’re a little bit late on this big news break, the internet is currently in the middle of a big issue that has come to be known as “CelebGate”. A few days ago, hackers released nude photos of over 100 different actresses and musicians after infiltrating their iCloud accounts and stealing photos from the celebrities’ personal devices. The pictures had never been sent to anyone but were personal photos that were hacked and taken straight from their phones and computers. Even worse, a lot of these photos were ones that had been deleted for years but that the hackers dug up through the iCloud storage server.
(Note that we don’t use the word “leaked photos” in this post. That’s because the term “leaked” is a soft, misleading word that implies that these photos somehow found their way onto the internet by the celebrity or someone close to them. Not the truth. These photos were illegally hacked and stolen, unknowingly to those violated). Like we said: not cool.
So now, instead of popular keyword searches like Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games or Jennifer Lawrence red carpet fall being suggested on search engines, the internet has recently reduced the talent and beauty of actresses and musicians like Jennifer Lawrence to a collection of illegally hacked photos.
This huge issue has generated mixed opinions from the public. Some people, like us, are sympathizing with the violated stars and are advocating not to promote any of these photos.
Others are judgmental and saying that if the women hadn’t taken these photos in the first place, that they wouldn’t be in this position.
And others are searching the images, looking at them, talking about them, and contributing to their popularity and spread on the internet.
This blog post is for the latter two groups.
First, who are we to say people can’t take pictures of themselves and keep them on their own phone? (We are betting there is probably one or two embarrassing selfies currently on your phone that you wouldn’t want people to see). Should anyone have to worry that their own personal photos are going to be hacked and stolen and then posted on the web for all to see? No! Of course not.
Second, what’s the difference between a person on a computer looking at hacked celebrity photos and a creeper sitting in their car, watching a woman get undressed through her window? In both cases, the woman doesn’t want anybody looking and is doing something that was meant to be private. The only difference is the convenience of seeing it. In this case, somebody has made this violation easier by stealing the pictures and putting them on the internet. However, the result is the same: whoever looks is a creeper that’s violating these women.
We are living in a society of porn culture, where the popular media sexualizes almost everything and the objectification of the human body is a common occurrence. Well, these photos are the most prime example of this that we have seen in a long time. Not only do people spend their time and energy hacking for nude photos of celebrities, but when they come to the surface, society is thrown into a frenzy and the material is greedily consumed.
Terry Crews, (the big, bald, muscle guy from all the Old Spice commercials) tweeted the same thing just a couple days ago. Crews, who follows Fight the New Drug on Instagram and Twitter, has been outspoken about pornography and its harmful effects during his career. Check out what he had to say:
The images of all the celebrities affected in this problem are now being used as pornographic material all over the world and those violated can do nothing about it.
Just as porn fuels the demand for prostitution, sex trafficking, rape, and child exploitation, clicking on the stolen photos of these celebrities violates their rights and freedoms as human beings.
So be strong. Be cool. Be informed. You wouldn’t want someone staring into your windows at night or stealing your phone and posting all your pictures online. So don’t support it when it happens to other people.
People are people. Not parts. Take some action and show your support of NOT supporting this violation by sharing this article/image and using the hashtag #HateCelebGate!
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