Jennifer, not only did you just stand up for yourself, you also stood up for every woman who has ever had a personal photo leaked, when you spoke out against the ‘sexual violation’ of being hacked in your new ‘Vanity Fair’ interview.
Jennifer Lawrence, before now we could only imagine how frightening and embarrassing it must have been to shockingly have your private photos hacked and distributed over the internet.
Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out On ‘Sex Crime’: Good For You
You could not have been prepared for the huge scandal that broke over Labor Day weekend, and that spread your private nude photos everywhere.
How could you have been prepared? No woman, or any man, could ever be ready for such an enormous invasion of privacy.
Who would have thought it was possible for hackers to break into your own personal collection of pictures?
Now you have spoken out forcefully about being the victim of a “crime.”
It’s absolutely right to characterize the situation as a crime because it is illegal to break into private computers and phones and steal pictures.
You were victimized and should not be ashamed. That’s why I’m so glad to read your words saying that you are unapologetic about what happened.
“I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years” (presumably with ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult, 24), you explained to Vanity Fair. “It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
That’s right, Jennifer. You did nothing wrong. Whether you’re a celebrity or not, you should be able to expect that private photos shared only with a trusted loved one would stay private.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting,” you told Vanity Fair.
Jennifer Lawrence: You’re Standing Up For Women Everywhere
That’s true, Jennifer, but it’s not just female celebrities who are subject to having their choices taken away from them. Sadly, many women who are not celebrities have also had their private photographs shared by both hackers and vengeful exes. So it’s a crime that crosses the spectrum of female experience.
No woman should be sexually exploited and violated, whether she’s a celebrity or not.
What happened to you just happened on a far more global scale, because of your fame, than what most women who’ve had their nude pictures shared experience.
So Jennifer, I feel like when you’re speaking out and telling “anybody who looks at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame,” you’re speaking on behalf of many women besides yourself.
I’m glad you feel that time heals and that, “I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to find my own peace,” you told Vanity Fair.
That’s a fantastic, healthy attitude to have about the whole situation. After all, you couldn’t control what happened — and now you can’t control whether the FBI finds these hackers and whether they ultimately are punished. You can’t have your peace of mind and happiness dependent on whether the hackers are discovered and convicted.
What you can control is your own sense of self-worth and happiness as you continue to move forward with your life and live it to the fullest. So thank you, Jennifer, for speaking out in such a forceful and honest way about your experience.
Your strength is an inspiration. Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Jennifer has responded to being violated in the most positive way possible? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller