Jennifer Lawrence has admitted that the nude photo has scorned her. She now has much more negative view of the Internet, and claims that she will never actively use social media because of it. It was not like she was an active user anyway.
The issues really started in September. A users on 4Chan posted nude photos of hundreds of female celebrities. Weeks later, another instalment of images was posted. All the images were reportedly hacked from the celebrities’ iCloud accounts, making it clear that nothing is sacred.
Lawrence’s reps almost instantly admitted that the photos were her, as arguably made it clear that she was not embarrassed by them. Some celebrities tried to claim they were fabricated, until they started issuing takedown notices as the copyright holders. The Hunger Games actress’ reps said that it was a violation of her privacy.
It took weeks for Lawrence to speak out about the “sex crime,” as she put it. The FBI was involved, but she believes that the law should be changed to be able to get to these hackers. The websites are responsible, and it has scorned her since then.
She made the statement during an interview with BBC Radio 1 breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw, when he asked about it. It was the most serious answer of the whole interview, and Grimshaw could not help bring that up. This was an answer that Lawrence already had ready because of how the nude photo hack and internet in general had scorned her.
However, the hack is not the only reason. It seems the American Hustle actress may have been born in the wrong decade. She admitted to being useless with technology and phones, and struggles to keep up with her emails on a regular basis. She cannot imagine herself ever wanting to be on Twitter or another social media site. Others enjoy Twitter and she respects that, but it is not something for her.
During the interview to promote new movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, she explained that there are a lot of fake accounts out there. Fans have been caught out following accounts that they believe are hers. She made it abundantly clear that that is not the case, and never believe anyone who says they are her. There is a verified Facebook account, but it appears that her PR team manage everything.
Lawrence has always been one for keeping her personal life private. It makes sense that she would want to stay away from social media. Having a PR team handle that allows her to do a job that she loves and stay out of the public eye in between times as much as possible. She has a similar opinion as Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson, who views acting as a job and never did it because he wanted to give up his privacy.
They are certainly not the only celebrities to want a private life. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliff and Scarlett Johansson all avoid social media. They are for far different reasons than Lawrence, though, who says that the nude photo hack scorned her.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham
Photo by Gage Skidmore