A whole new batch of nude celebrity photos have found their way onto the internet after the latest celebrity hacking over the weekend.
Nude photos of nude Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo were first to be reported. Leaked photos of the stars were seen on 4chan and soon after began trending on Twitter. Shortly after, the photos were removed due to 4chan’s new policy on copyright infringement.
Later Saturday, more stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kaley Cuoco were released along with Avril Lavigne, Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Mary-Kate Olsen, Aubrey Plaza, Gabrielle Union and Hayden Panettiere.
Then Sunday, TMZ reported nude photos of Rihanna and Amber Heard both posted to 4chan and linked to a new incarnation of “The Fappening” on Reddit, filled with celebrity nudes, despite the previous subreddit being banned by the site due to copyright infringement.
The FBI is currently investigating and it’s thought to be the work of the same hackers who released nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other a few weeks ago.
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –
I KNOW that this is a violation of these actresses’ privacy, and they have reason to be outraged, even though they should know that putting nude pictures of one’s self out there in the digital ether is a risky proposition.
I know this, and I respect this, and I feel for these women who probably feel violated to various degrees. But in the case of Kim Kardashian, whose entire career was launched by a sex tape, and who has posed in various states of undress for large sums of mone y, most recently for British GQ, is this not a case of locking the barn door after the large assed horse has bolted?
– Maureen Holloway –