Kate Upton Responds Nude Photo Theft Through Her Attorney & It's an Appropriate Reply
This whole situation involving female celebrities' personal and nude photos hacked, stolen, and posted online by some gross troll is terrible — a sex crime, only being perpetuated by those sharing the images — but I'm glad to see that, at the very least, response from the celebrities hasn't been one of regret or apology for taking the photos. Jennifer Lawrence, whose photos were amongst those stolen, released a statement through her publicist only stating that the theft of the photos was a "flagrant violation of privacy," and Mary Elizabeth Winstead posted to her Twitter, simply, "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves." It's the appropriate reaction to a situation like this, and it's unfortunate that in the past, female celebrities who have gone through similar situations (i.e., when Vanessa Hudgens' nude photos were stolen and publicly posted online while she was still working with Disney) have been forced to apologize for their own actions rather than condemn the hacker who actually stole their personal property in the first place. This is victim-blaming, and it's disgusting as hell. Thankfully, it looks like Kate Upton is continuing the trend of appropriate responses to this messed up nude photo theft: The model/actress has released a statement through her attorney, confirming that her phone was indeed hacked.
"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy," attorney Lawrence Shire stated. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."
Good. This is the exact way to respond to this insanely disgusting situation: The blame is on, and only on, the gross troll hacker who stole the photos and posted them online without any of the women's consent. This is a sex crime, and I can only hope that whoever is responsible will be punished by the appropriate authorities.