Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out About Nude Photos
Scarlett Johansson may be the latest celebrity to have had private naked photos of herself leak out to the internet, but by far she’s not the first. Fellow actresses Vanessa Hudgens and Mila Kunis have also been victims of hackers and have had their photos stolen from them as well. Johansson is the first however to have spoken out about it, and she did so last night on CNN.
“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy … if that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong,” said Johansson on CNN.
Johansson has a point, but this sort of issue isn’t just a problem with celebrities. It happens on a regular basis to non-celebrities every day. It’s because she’s in the spotlight that the issue is highlighted and made a big deal of. More people would definitely hear of her plight, and unfortunately more people would search for her photos because she is well known, but everyone in her shoes has to deal with the same feelings of having their privacy breached. In Johansson’s case she’s lucky to have the money to be able to hire high priced lawyers who “fired off cease and desist letters to multiple websites” and have had the photos taken down. For the average joe they have to send those letters themselves, and in most cases get nowhere with them. She even has the clout to get the FBI involved who are reportedly investigating 50 other celebrity e-mail account hacking activities that have gone on.
Johannsson also said “I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, ‘Oh wait, I’m taking it back.’ ” Of course the easiest way to avoid such a thing is to avoid taking such pictures in the first place, or at the very least not storing them in a place that someone could possibly access.
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