Social Media Goes Wild Over Massive Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
A massive leak of what appears to be celebrities in compromising positions has seen the Internet go into overdrive.
On Sunday evening, a hacker posted photographs to 4Chan purporting to show dozens of stars naked or partially exposed. The images spread quickly across Twitter and other social media platforms.
The ‘master list’ released by the hacker includes some of the biggest names in the world such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and many more.
Fans and critics took to Twitter to express their opinion about the leak, which is thought to be the result of an iCloud hack.
Many were distressed by the violation of privacy
— AJM. (@YouMustBeAnna) August 31, 2014
I just hope to heck this doesn’t ruin this amazingly talented, grounded young woman’s confidence, & thus career. #JenniferLawrence
— Katie (@SciPhiKat) August 31, 2014
If that were your Mum or Sister, their private life plastered across the world, would you be retweeting and joking then!!? #JenniferLawrence
— Arthur Dent (@TurnerTantrum) August 31, 2014
— Matthew Dominguez (@Matt_Dominguez) August 31, 2014
The “don’t take naked pics if you don’t want them online” argument is the “she was wearing a short skirt” of the web. Ugh.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2014
Others saw a humorous side
— OF (@OzzyFernandez) August 31, 2014
— Stuart Elliott (@ironbalsmcginty) August 31, 2014
If my iCloud got hacked they’d find tons of very scandalous photos like these pic.twitter.com/IhbdWGp7Ue
— Kaleb Nation (@KalebNation) August 31, 2014
The beauty of the moment was noticed
Jen Lawrence is beautiful. The human body isn’t anything to be ashamed about. It’s pervs that leak private photos that should be ashamed.
— Lily Greenslade (@Lily_is_back) August 31, 2014
If only the clouds in the sky would leak beautiful naked famous ladies…
— Just Call Me Frank (@JustCallMeFrank) September 1, 2014
— Tim Andrews (@TimAndrewsRG) September 1, 2014
While some declared it the Internet’s best day
— Max Mantovani (@MaxMantovani1) September 1, 2014
“Calum Hood’s nudes leaked”
“Victoria Justice nudes leaked”
“Jennifer Lawrence nudes leaked”
Twitter right now: pic.twitter.com/kdUzVbumbX
— Brittany (@7MinutesOfNarry) August 31, 2014
“It’s national Nude leak Day” pic.twitter.com/ttK3MyaBzs
— Kalina | 39 days (@Dorseyspocture) September 1, 2014
the internet just broke and vaseline sales just spiked #leaked
— The Last Skeptik (@thelastskeptik) August 31, 2014
Victoria Justice and McKayla Maroney set the record straight
These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) August 31, 2014
the fake photos of me are crazy!!
was trying to rise above it all, and not give “the creator” the time of day.. BUT.. pic.twitter.com/hceQcOxYkJ
— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) September 1, 2014
And all of Hollywood rushed to delete iCloud photos
“Siri, how do I delete photos from iCloud?” -Half of Hollywood
— James (@MrJamesGeary) September 1, 2014
Mania in #Twitter land today. No one is safe. Delete the pics and hide your iCloud, Bro.
— The Mayor. (@TheMayorMatt) September 1, 2014
iCloud will probably go down any minute as all the celebs scramble to delete their pics.
— Ross Pickering (@RossPickering) September 1, 2014
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