Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence on the nude photo scandal from last month. She continues to show that she is just a normal person, who simply enjoys acting as her job. Like anyone, she deserves a private life, and that is all she is asking for. However, it seems like it is not possible, which is something The Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson spoke about last month.
At the start of September, Lawrence was one of the hundreds of female celebrities “shamed” for their nude photos. A hacker broke into their iCloud accounts and took all the photos stored on the cloud storage. While some celebrities tried to say that the images were doctored, the American Hustle star allowed her reps to announce that they really were hers.
She never came forward about them until now. She chose to focus on her career, rather than give the hacker the attention he wanted. The 24-year-old actress refused to feel the same the hacker wanted her to, and was more angry about the breech of her privacy. Her legal team focused on getting the images removed, and the FBI looked into the details of the hacker to arrest him and anyone else who shared the images online. Google has also come under attack for allowing the images to appear in search results, rather than pull the websites from the listings.
Lawrence broke her silence on the nude photo scandal for the November issue of Vanity Fair. She is the cover star, and working on explaining her side of the story. She makes it clear that the whole thing is not a scandal, but a sex crime.
Like many women, she wants her body to be her own. What she does with it is her choice, and those private photos should be for her to keep; not for people to know about and share. She openly admitted about how disgusted she is at the idea that her body is not her own, and hates the type of world she lives and works in.
Her opinions match those of co-star Hutcherson, who spoke about how being an actor did not mean they should accept people invading their privacy. He, like many others, chose to be an actor when he was a child. It was something he was good at and wanted to do as a career. Lawrence has the same feelings, and does not accept that every little thing that happens in her life should be documented for the press or the public.
The Hunger Games actress explained that the hardest part of the whole ordeal was telling her father. She needed to explain the nude photos, and why they were taken. It was not a conversation any woman wants to have with her parents, especially her father.
She is not ashamed of the photos. They were photos that she consented to and were sent to her boyfriend of four years. It was at a time when she was in a long-distance relationship, and she preferred her boyfriend look at naked photos of her rather than at porn. When Lawrence broke the silence on the nude photo scandal, she made it clear that the photos are nothing she regrets and the hacker is not going to win.
By Alexandria Ingham
Photo credit: CC-2.0 Gage Skidmore