Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Muse Shake5
Before you see Jennifer Lawrence naked
Consider the following, would Jennifer Lawrence want you to?
Sometimes news spreads so quickly over social media it’s like a wildfire. Everywhere you look there’s that one story that you heard about four hours ago, but as new people get hold of it it only spreads further and finds its way back to your feed. Sometimes this is a good thing, important information travelling quickly to inform as many people as possible in a short amount of time, but more often it’s unnecessary trash about a celebrity or an obvious scam (No a retailer is not going to give you a $500 gift voucher for liking their page, sorry to disappoint). Today the latter has certainly taken hold.
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest movie stars around at the moment. She won over the mainstream with performances in blockbuster movies like Xmen: First Class and the Hunger Games series, and then continued to catch fire on the internet with her adorkable nature and love of food. Now she’s making headlines again for an entirely different reason, her phone has been hacked and photos that she probably didn’t want anyone else to see are all over the internet.
I’m sure many of you have already looked, some even accidentally at these photos. I myself have been lucky enough to avoid them, not because I wouldn’t like to see Jennifer Lawrence naked (because hot damn son) but because she wouldn’t want me to see her naked, at least not in those photos. You see there’s this thing about consent in people’s actions, and looking at some ill-gotten images of someone in their private moments is something that we certainly don’t have consent to do. Sure if she posted naked pics of herself on a website free for all to see, then by all means, go, look and be merry, but she didn’t, so looking at this photos is the equivalent of being the dirty sleaze peering through her bedroom window as she changes at night. Further more looking at these images gives hundreds of thousands of clicks to those who upload and support them, so it’s closer again to having paid someone to hack in to her webcam for your own personal amusement.
So what I’m asking you to do, despite how much I’m sure you want to, is to not look at these photos. Don’t click, anything that suggests it might show you these images, don’t give them the revenue, don’t give them the reason to do it again. We’re all so desperate and fearful of our own information that gets hacked online, yet when it’s nude pics of a celebrity we jump on board ready to gawk and have a look. Any argument that the leak is her fault for being a celebrity or for taking nude pics on her phone is fundamentally flawed, and I think anyone making those statements knows this. This could have been you, or your friends that are being paraded around in the buff all over the internet without your consent, and I’m sure you would appreciate people taking the time out of their day to simply not click the links.