Taylor Swift’s Witty Hashtag Response & 8 More Celeb Reactions To Hackers That Range From Humor To Aggression

Whether you're an international superstar or a regular old Joe the Plumber, getting hacked SUCKS. Not only does it leave you feeling seriously vulnerable, it leads to an annoying process of changing all of your passwords that is the WORST kind of frustrating. Taylor Swift responded to the recent hack of her Twitter and Instagram in a perfectly humorous and biting fashion. If I were a celebrity having my privacy breached, I would use the Swift-approved method of hacker shade. It involves some really good puns.

When responding to their own hacks, other celebs use the opportunity to talk about respect. Others just get righteously pissed. Click through to see how nine different celebrities responded to getting hacked in varying ways.

Taylor Swift

When a cohort of hackers busted into Swift’s Instagram and Twitter accounts — tweeting on her behalf, leaking a series of DM’s, and threatening to release nude photos of the singer — she calmly explained the hubbub in a Tumblr post which was cheekily hashtagged “Hackers gonna hack hack hack hack hack.” Swift said, “My Twitter got hacked but don’t worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords. Never a dull moment.” With regards to the nude photo claim, Swift tweeted ”Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.” Way to keep your sense of humor, baby love.

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Lady Gaga

In 2013, when hackers leaked Gaga’s single “Applause” a few days early, she was LIVID. Turning to Twitter to let off some steam, she first said, “Lord, in HEAVEN WHY… YOU JUST COULDNT WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY.” She went on to explain why this hacking move sucked for the technical perfection of her art: “Now its not that we HATE computer speakers its just they’re not as HQ. We spent time actually making sure it sounds good in s–t speakers.” Then, she just engaged in some old school cathartic rage: “Wanna grab some shovels and f–k up some hackers? @katyperry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!”


Ariana Grande

In August 2013, Grande’s Facebook was allegedly hacked by a troll who posted some ugly things on Ari’s behalf, saying that the singer was addicted to cocaine and insulting Miley Cyrus. Afterwards, Grande tweeted, “Omg my Facebook was hacked lol…. And by lol I mean….. Get a life a–hole…” She continued in another tweet, “If you were awake during any of that nonsense I apologize it wasn’t me lol really sorry :) have a good night everybody.”


Jennifer Lawrence

Following the massive celebrity nude photo leak of 2014, Lawrence discussed her thoughts on the incident at length in a Vanity Fair interview: “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.” She continued, “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.”


Justin Bieber

In March 2014, a classic spam hacker took over the Biebs’ Twitter and repeatedly tweeted the phrase “Justin Bieber Cemberut?” followed by a dubious link. For a few glorious hours, Beliebers went postal and got the phrase #JustinBieberCemberut to start trending. But after the incident was corrected, Bieber sent a message to his minions, stating in his signature brief language that everything was cool: “All good now. We handled it.”


Gabrielle Union

Union was another target of the nude photo leak of 2014, and had some righteous, powerful words that reminded us of why the hack was so dehumanizing. She said, “I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them.”


Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Yet another person whose photos were leaked in the nude photo hack, the Big Bang Theory actress poked fun at the hype that the news incited. She Instagrammed a paparazzi picture of her and her husband Ryan Sweeting that she doctored to look like a nude picture with an iPhone app, captioning the photo, “What a fun day that was, frolicking with my hubs on the beaches of Mexico! Feels like we forgot something?”


Chris Colfer

In July 2014, a ridiculous individual hacked into Colfer’s Twitter account and planted a hoax about the actor getting fired from Glee due to personal issues. The actor happened to be in a plane when the tweet was posted, and joked about it after the fact: “Apparently, I missed quite the INTERESTING day while aboard my flight. I’m just glad I wasn’t ‘killed by a fruit truck’ again.”


Lea Michele

Some random prankster hacked into the Glee actress’ Twitter account and fakely announced that Michele was pregnant with a “#babyboy” in July 2014. Michele took to Twitter to explain the situation and crack a joke about the absurdity of the claim. She even referenced her fellow hackee and co-star Chris Colfer: “Guess @chriscolfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:).”