Jill Scott Has Nude Photos Leaked & Her Response Is Beautifully Poetic
This has been a rough week for many high profile female celebrities when it comes to privacy, and, sadly another very talented woman has joined them. Actress and R&B singer Jill Scott has had nude photos leaked and is yet another addition to a growing list of actresses, models, professional athletes, and singers who have all been affected by the scandal. The FBI has launched an investigation into the deeply troubling breach of privacy that celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande experienced on Aug. 31, saying that they are "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter," but so far the collection of leaked naked photos floating around the Internet just keeps growing.
Rather than addressing the public through a spokesperson, Scott took the issue head on through her personal Twitter account. After the pictures of her originally surfaced on Wednesday night and her name became a trending topic, she tweeted, "I def took the 1st pic w/ a robe; weight loss chronicle but the 2nd, sorry freaks, is not me. I wish I had that space between my thighs."
This morning, she sent out an unapologetic (and frankly badass) series of tweets like Lena Dunham and Emma Watson before her, that tackled privacy rights issues and pinpointed the real problem: people need to stop blaming the celebrities for taking the pictures, and instead direct their anger and blame towards the hacker who breached their privacy in the first place.
Scott hit it out of the park. Not that releasing a statement through a publicist is bad in any way, shape, or form, but it's really incredible to see her facing her predicament so eloquently, almost poetically, completely unafraid to personally and publicly defend herself from such a private violation. She shuts down anyone trying to shame her body or her choices by taking the social media high road, and for that she gets ALL the snaps. Lets hope Scott is the last celeb to have their rights violated in this way.