JLaw denounces hack as 'A sex crime'

Ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult comes to her support

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UPDATE:

Jennifer Lawrence's ex Nicholas Hoult has now come to her support in condemning the hacking of her nude photos as 'shocking'. Just days after Jennifer broke her silence on the scandal, Hoult was asked for his reaction during a US TV interview. Where a lesser man might have flailed at the reporter's assertion that 'I think they might have been pictures that were sent to you', Nic remained cool as, saying: 'It's shocking that things like that happen in the world. It's a shame.' 

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Earlier this week, JLaw made her first comments on the hacking scandal that saw nude pictures of her stolen and published online. She once again proved why she is one of our favourite people, by hitting the sexist, abusive nail square on the head.

‘It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It is disgusting,’ she told Vanity Fair in her first public comments since the images were stolen from her iCloud account, along with naked photos of around 100 other female celebrities.

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Jen is angry, and no wonder. Pulling no punches, she went on describe the pain of being unknowingly exposed online. This is why every woman should be every bit as furious as she is.

1. IT IS A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY

‘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. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.’

2. IT TURNS WOMEN INTO VICTIMS

‘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. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.’

3. IT CAUSES PAIN TO LOVED ONES

‘I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games. I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.’

4. WE NEED CHANGE

‘The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites 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. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.’

Couldn’t have put it better ourselves, JLaw.

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