Demi Lovato seems to have joined the unhappy rank of celebrities who have had their computers or cell phones hacked as some enterprising “hacker” is offering naked pictures of Demi in a variety of different scenarios and settings.
According to RadarOnline.com the pictures are of someone who has dark hair and is a dead ringer for the X-Factor Judge. The woman is nude in photos that feature her in the bathtub and topless in bed, just to name a few. Over 20 images that were claimed to be of the young singer were emailed to the website sometime last week.
The website has not been able to verify if the naked images are really of the 20 year-old performer, but they claim that the tattoos of the woman in the photographs match Demi’s including the 12 blackbirds that she has tattooed on her right forearm.
The hacker who emailed the photopgraphs to RadarOnline.com said, “These are Demi. The collection I have show some nude, including face, some including parts of the body Demi is known for — tattoos, butt, chin. Then, I have pictures of her getting rowdy… I can guarantee you these photos are legitimately of Demi.”
So, not just naked pictures of Demi Lovato are for sale then, but pictures of her getting “rowdy,” whatever that means.
Ironically, the young performer played a practical joke on her Twitter account last year where she claimed that her account had been hacked. She tweeted, “Demi’s twitter is hacked. Want to see Demi naked? Here it is…” She then posted a picture of a nude Barbie doll with her head “photoshopped” on the top of the doll’s torso.
Pretty funny stuff alright, but if these nude pictures are the real thing, she most likely will not see a funny side. But she can take some comfort in knowing that in terms of “celebrity hacking” she has “arrived.”
The list of other female celebrities who have had nude images of themselves hacked and leaked on the internet is a long and rather starry one. In the pop world, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, both pals of Lovato’s, have had their images splashed on the net. In the film world, Scarlett Johansson had her pictures leaked as well as young Vanessa Hudgens while she was starring in the Disney flick High School Musical. The list of female celebs who have had their “private” pictures leaked onto the net seems to be getting longer by the minute.
In the case of Hudgens, the images taken from her were the nude pics that she’d sent over her cell phone. But all of the naked celebs had their images taken from phones or other computerised implements.
RadarOnline.com have reported that although the naked pictures do appear to be of Demi Lovato, they will not be taking advantage of the for sale offer from the hacker. It has not been revealed yet as to whether the FBI will be as interested in Lovato’s case as they were in the cases of Rihanna, Jessica Alba et al. Neither Demi nor her rep were available for a statement.
By Michael Smith