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Lena Dunham Weighs In on the Nude Photo Hacking Scandal

Lena Dunham Weighs In on the Nude Photo Hacking Scandal

Lena Dunham is speaking out to show her support for the women involved in the major nude photo hacking scandal and to advise the public not to look at the pictures.

“The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures,” the 28-year-old Girls actress wrote on her Twitter account. “Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It’s not okay. Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they’re a sex offender.”

She later added, “Also sad I can’t make one joke about having shown my tits on purpose without a massive qualitative tit debate. Some of y’all, dang. The ‘don’t take naked pics if you don’t want them online’ argument is the ‘she was wearing a short skirt’ of the web. Ugh.”

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  • ugh

    God I hate this woman
    I don’t even care if she is right.
    I just hate that she thinks we all need her to weigh in on it.
    STFU Lena.

  • Timmeh

    Why does she always has to bitch about everything? -_- She’s just mad cuz no one won’t ever view her nude leaks.

  • Abby

    They should have thought of that before they took numerous nudes of themselves.

  • mah

    So…they can do photo shoots naked, they can do movies with naked scenes, they can walk on the streets half naked, but this is such a scandal? Not one of the girls involved came off as ”a nice,innocent girl”. So I don’t get why they make a scene. Ok,yeah,it’s not nice and the guilty one needs to get his punishment. But they all have shown their bodies one or the other way, so they can just gracefully laugh it off and move on. No need to pretend. That is more shameful than those pics.

  • alex

    @Abby: if you wanna take naked pictures of yourself YOU CAN! you’re in the right to do so. The fact that you and a lot of people think that is THEIR fault just because they made the concious choice of taking those pictures or didn’t deleted them, proves the ignorance that some people have. What you said is the same if someone had said “oh my god, you got shot? but you should have thought of that when you didn’t wear a bullet proof vest”

  • Joblo

    People can hate her. What she just said here is F RIGHT. The one that disagree with that obviously are A Hole and are not in the position of those woman living this nightmare!

  • Cliff


    Yes you have the absolute right to take naked pics of yourself in the privacy of your own home with your camera. Take the memory card out and upload to your computer. The minute you upload the photos to the internet you are GIVING THEM away. Doesn’t matter if they don’t go to their intended target. You are putting them on someone else’s server and asking them to deliver for you. Not sure why that lesson is so hard for people to learn in this day and age.

  • Christina


    You do realize that uploading them on a computer means someone could hack that too, right?

  • leila

    shut up you fat cow

  • Rose

    People have the right to take the photos and put them wherever they want, but they also have to own up to the consequences. For every action is a consequence. You can’t be ignorant about technology or your electronic devices and just how unprivate they actually are. If you wanna take the nudes, take them at your own risk! Just don’t act so surprised when some sleazy d-bag comes along and nabs them and makes them viral.

  • wupcns

    @Christina:Well this all comes back to not taking nude pic on these phones at all because there is no guarantee that you cannot be hacked no matter were you store them, this is probably one of the reasons why instagram has a no nudity policy. I personally feel bad for these women, but this be a wake up call for people who are taking these pictures, nothing is safe. These hackers are disgusting.

  • Pretty Ka

    Lena is absolutely right. Out of respect for these women -ALL WOMEN ACTUALLY- we should not be searching or looking at those pics, no matter how curious we are. I’m not a creepy perv and I’m not going to reep pleasure out of pictures that we’re meant to stay private. There’s some really sick people out there, and by sharing their morbid curiosity you become just like them.

  • Pretty Ka

    @mah: You should remember that when these ladies do nude scenes in a film or nude photo shoots, they’re acting, portraying a character, telling some sort of story that is meant for the public. You really should not compare what is meant to be PUBLIC, and what is meant to be PRIVATE.

  • Cliff


    Notice I said camera, not phone. Then I said upload to your computer and then you deliver them to whomever you want them to go to. The assumption is you are in control of their destination. They get leaked,, you know exactly where the leak is.

  • mah

    @Pretty Ka: oh,please… lamest excuse ever..

  • maxi

    Does this woman have to speak out about EERYTHING?!

  • susan

    Lena is 10000000% right

  • Diedre

    STFU, Lena. If these women weren’t taking inappropriate pictures of themselves then they wouldn’t have anything to worry about.
    You’re just jealous because nobody wants to see your nasty body.

  • dylan

    @Diedre: why is inappropriate taking nudes??

  • Allie

    I have to agree with Lena on this. Just cause a girl takes nude pictures does not give anyone the right to hack them and post them all over the internet. It is like saying a girl was drunk and wearing slutty clothes so she was just asking to be raped. There should be more outrage towards the hacker and not the girls. But I guess society likes to blame women for everything because we are all sluts.

  • comedown

    Personally I don’t blame the celebrities but it does make me wonder, would the public + celebs make a big deal if the pictures had been of them fully clothed? I find the obsession with female nudity to be more disturbing. A naked body is just a naked body and people should stop being so shocked. Yes it was an invasion of privacy, but nudity shouldn’t be taken so seriously, especially adult nudity. I actually find the reactions to nudity much more disturbing than the event itself. If these celebs are so disturbed of being seen naked, than why take the risk of immortalizing it in pictures, it doesn’t make sense.
    In a weird way they are lying to themselves and the public by keeping what they perceive is a “good girl image” as if a naked body is something to be ashamed of. Take and actress like Rooney Mara (just an example) she’s nude in some films, yet no pictures of her have been hacked, you know why because she probably has no need to take naked pictures of herself since she is comfortable with who she is. Now take someone like Kate Upton who just last week was all like ” I’ll never do nudity” because she obviously feels like “nudity” is not a good thing, yet obviously spends lots of time doing exactly that. If anything I think they are pissed that their hypocrisy has been exposed.
    BTW I am against the invasion of all peoples privacy, celebrity or not, but I noticed that this issue isn’t even about the invasion of privacy; the fans of high profile actress like Jennifer Lawrence seem to be the most pissed off, as if this is something personal to them and it’s quite frightening how involved fans get involved with celebrities lives. They think that someone put a gun to Jennifer Lawrence head and made her take her clothes off, but in reality this is something she did herself and that’s her problem. The fans are angry because they had this image of her in their heads and this hacking “scandal” broke that image. Meanwhile she had a lot to do with creating that image too, wanting to be a “perfect” “good girl” and according to popular belief good girls don’t take their clothes off,,,whatever.
    I also find it weird how so many have jumped on this defending bandwagon like they are going to get a metal or something yet these are the same people who I’ve never seen supporting vulnerable real life women and girls who have actual problems. But oh no a celebrity has been wronged, let’s call a meeting of the internet police to save the reputation of these celebs. I’m not saying celebrities don’t have problems, I’m sure they do but let’s not make this something it’s not and focus on real life problems not some stupid pictures of someones tatas and butts.
    Meanwhile there are 1,200 aboriginal women and girls missing or murdered, where are Lena Dunham and Seth Rogen opinions on that? nowhere because they are too busy trying to defend a $40 million worth actress tatas and butt from being seen by the public from a picture she took herself. Give me a break, come down to the real world mother F.erssssss

  • Diedre

    @dylan: I’m not going to bother to explain in to you since you’re probably someone who currently has nude photos of yourself on your phone right now. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Cliff


    This has nothing to do with the “dress slutty’ brigade and should stop taking the easy route to associate this with that. This is about knowing how to use the internet with a certain level of proficiency (or intelligence). If you are not smart enough to use the internet safely, then don’t use it or learn how to. That’s it in a nutshell. Most of you same ‘don’t pry into my crap’ people are the ones sitting in Starbucks on an open network and don’t understand that you are opening your phone and everything else up to whomever else is sharing that signal. YOU want your stuff to remain private, then YOU keep it private and DON’T put it on the web (icloud, gmail, snapchat, etc). Take some personal responsibility.

  • rossy

    First of all, I may be late to this ‘discussion’ & I will admit here that I may be saying the same as others [didn't bother to read all the other posts] so here’s my 2 cents, so to speak.
    Hackers are scum who make it their business to steal what is not theirs: be it naked photos from not just celebs but ordinary people or placing viruses & the like in computers to scare the crap out of everyone. But what doesn’t seem to penetrate is that IF there’s nothing embarrassing in the PC [or cell phone] in the first place, the hacker doesn’t get anything to use against the target; responsibility lies with the originator of said photos to keep them AWAY from those NOT meant to see them.
    Celebrities are NOT the only ones who seem to send their common sense on vacation. I live in an apartment with a VERY nice view of the river & skyline: day or night, I like to go on my balcony & take in the view. There are apartments surrounding me, & I [like others do] will glance around from time to time. I AM NOT SPYING – just looking around. There are those who, like me, close their curtains for privacy – then, there are those who don’t.
    Imagine my shock the 1st time I looked around & saw the following: 3 different apartments where people were naked & 1 apartment where a couple was having sex. I staggered back inside, closed my drapes & spent awhile trying to shake the images away. Suffice it to say, I didn’t go out on MY balcony for 3 days. Now, should I lose My rights to be on MY balcony when I want to simply because of the actions of others?
    No. I just look at MY view, on MY balcony.

  • Steel

    I just find it ironic that Jennifer Lawrence has already been almost naked in a movie (X-Men First Class).

  • dylan

    @Diedre: ok forrest gump. if that’s your entire argument, it looks like you’re way more ignorant that i first thought