Emily Ratajkowski has been the victim of yet another celebrity iCloud nude hack, and a columnist has spoken out about being anonymously sent nude images of the model and actress.
Columnist and contestant on 2014’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in the UK, Helen Wood, said she was privately sent over 200 private images of Ratajkowski, and that the anonymous sender asked her to post them in her regular column for the Daily Star.
However, rather than release the images, the columnist used it as an opportunity to slam the shitheads who hack women’s private images and release them.
“Last week, I was pondering along through life, when I received a DM on Twitter. No idea who this guy was, but had a peek all the same out of curiosity.
Turns out, it was a link to Emily Ratajkowski‘s iCloud pictures. This clown had inboxed me and asked that I release the full set of naked images in my column.
To be clear, this wasn’t footage of a randy star salivating at the mouth wanging their bits about while fishing for a random on Skype for a sex sesh. This was private stuff, sent between two people.
I know there are some demented people out there, but I cannot get my head around how sick it is.”
The columnist goes on the write about a disturbing trend she’s noticed of men filming women during sex without their consent, and how disgusting it is.
Ratajkowski has been the victim of photo hacking twice now, with a major leak of her private images also occurring in 2015 as part of the major nude image leak ‘The Fappening‘. The man behind this leak, Ryan Collins, has now been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to a felony hacking charge and mass invasion of privacy.
Ratajkowski said at the time that she did not believe the people who saw the photos are criminals, but the thieves are:
“I think once it’s out there, it’s out there, and I’m not sure that anyone who Googles it is necessarily a criminal. I think the people who stole the photos are.”
Jennifer Lawrence, who was one of the most high-profile celebrities who was targeted during the 2015 leak told press:
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible.
Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me.”
Ratajkowski is a vocal feminist and a passionate activist for women’s choices over their bodies. In a 2016 edition of ES Magazine, she said this about nudity in her art:
“Like any art, there’s a million ways to interpret it. All I can say is that when a woman is naked, that’s not immediately anti-feminist.
I have no apologies for it, and I’m not ashamed at all.”
She also gained a helluva lot of attention for a topless selfie she took with Kim Kardashian, which included in the caption, ‘#liberated’:
“However sexual our bodies may be, we need to h[a]ve the freedom as women to choose wh[e]n & how we express our sexuality.
We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated
Even if being sexualised by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.
Why demonise female sexuality if only to keep us in the dark about the power and beauty of our bodies?”
The concept of releasing someone’s private nude images is oft-referred to as ‘digital rape’, in the sense that both situations (rape, and the release of someone’s nude images) deal with lack of consent in a (often) sexual scenario.
It’s gross and disgusting, and the important thing to remember is that – the victim isn’t at fault in any way, shape, or form. Their sexual agency and bodily autonomy is their right, and the fault lies with the scumbags who purposely hack private data with the goal of releasing the images to the public. [AUTHOR NOTE: I’ve used the term ‘scumbags’, but I feel as though labelling them that is getting off lightly. Actual scum of the earth, imo.]
If you’d like to read it, Helen Wood‘s full article about the new leak of Emily Ratajkowski‘s photos is here: dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/587758/emily-ratajkowski-hack-helen-wood
Source: The Sun.
Photo: Instagram / @emrata.
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