This iCloud leak is a molestation of property and privacy. These celebrities are VICTIMS. You do not blame victims. via /r/self
This iCloud leak is a molestation of property and privacy. These celebrities are VICTIMS. You do not blame victims.
Hi. I’m a 22 year old girl who has looked at every single leaked photo/video that has been revealed today, aka the Fappening… And despite my own usual daily desire to masturbate and my secret fetish for some girl on girl action, I did not once feel any desire to touch myself nor did I feel the slightest bit wet after clicking through all the albums.. Yes, even the JLaw ones (and let’s be real, I’d be the first to offer myself up as tribute if she were ever taking volunteers for some hot lesbian hnnnngger games style sex with her).
I looked at them because I was curious at how other female bodies compared to my own (and oh how I lack such bosomly curves). I do admit that I was fascinated because seeing such beauty does that to me, but it was fascination in the I-can’t-stop-watching-this-train-wreck kind of way. And train wrecks are not arousing. It was sad, scary, and made me worry about my own personal safety.
I’m basically around the same age as most of these celebs. They may be fantastically more rich and famous than me but we all grew up in the same era of technology and social media. So, I’ll be honest. Yes, I have (and still do) filmed and photographed some pretty X-rated stuff of myself. Some were teasing, some were supposed to be artistic, and some were just down right kinky. All, however, were meant for the eyes of my boyfriend alone.
The ironic part?
I actually have directly worked with the FBI’s Cyber National Security Computer Intrusion Squad to promote against participating in such risqué behavior.
But why do I still do it?
Well, because in that moment, I think my body is so devastatingly sexy that I’m proud enough to share it with someone I love and trust, who unfortunately cannot be there to celebrate with me in person. So I take photos/videos which gives me a happy and arousing thrill because I know my guy will eventually feel the same way once he opens up the files. Because of the distance and time difference, it won’t happen at the same time, but it will happen and that’s enough for me. Of course, I understand that not all relationships are forever because I’ve done this with three different boyfriends over the course of my life. My first two relationships ended badly enough that I suppose I should have been a bit more careful with my current BF, but we’re in a transatlantic relationship and it’s what gives spice to our separated days. But, hypothetically knocks on wood, IF I ever find myself on a revenge porn website - I’d go ballistic and probably kick the shit out of whichever douchebag ex released something so personal of me.. and I’ll KNOW which one did it based on content alone. But in the end - I’ll (unhappily) deal with the consequences because I had made that gamble. I believed that guy was trustworthy and I knowingly gave something personal of myself away. He shouldn’t have done something so disrespectful/immoral, but I took the chance, it was under my jurisdiction and in the end - I wouldn’t able to call myself a victim.
I can relate to these celebrities in exactly one way. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Jessica Brown Findley, Teresa Palmer - they all have a boyfriend. They’re actresses - they live busy lives. They can’t be with their beloved all the time so they probably took those naked selfie shots for the same reason I did for my guy. We get a kick of thinking we can give the men we love boners even from far away.
The big difference, however?
THEY ARE ACTUALLY VICTIMS. Every celebrity goes through Security 101 with their networks once their careers start shooting off. I know because I worked in a department that trained girls just like them. You don’t open your own mail, you put stickers on your webcams, enable thumbprint Touch ID on your iPhones, create complicated as hell passwords, and cache your computers. None of the celebrities leaked have ever shown themselves to be careless before. Hell, we all like JLaw because she’s clearly a clever one. Awkward, but clever. Those pictures and videos were probably meant for the eyes of their respective boyfriend alone - and those BFs didn’t sell them out to some skeezy tabloid like TMZ… No, some anonymous person or persons invaded their personal privacy and leaked everything to the whole damn internet.
If you’ve never experienced a home burglary before, it’s completely sickening and traumatizing. Here is your personal place that you thought you’ve kept well-protected and safe, but alas now someone has entered your sanctuary, taken all of your precious belongings, and left you with the taunting thought that no matter what precautions you take, you’re not safe. Now think back to all those celebrities you just fapped over in a frenzy. They may be rich and famous, but they are human beings who feel the same exact emotions as you and me. Their whole world was rendered defenseless all in one day in a global manner. Can these girls kick the shit out of the internet? No. They don’t even have a face to get mad at. Do you think these girls will ever be able to forget what happened to them? From now on, they’re just a Google search away from seeing a memory of a terrible theft that they couldn’t do any thing about. One does not simple take back every single photo that’s of you on the Internet. They’re going to have to live with this for the rest of their lives. Let’s talk about Becca Tobin’s leaked Christmas photo, which I’m going to take a bet was taken for her boyfriend as a sort of naughty “present.” Well, did you know Becca’s boyfriend recently died last month?… Yeah. Those two news stories will now pop up for her if she ever Googles her name. Have you ever wondered why rich and famous celebrities commit suicide? Pressure. Unlike your sister or your cousin who chose a passion like medicine or teaching that kept them out of them public’s eye, these girls’ passion of acting put them in front of the world. But just because they’re willing to be on TV doesn’t mean you have the right to invade their personal lives. It’s paradoxical, they’re actually suffering for their passion. They were ready to be actresses, not porn stars. I guess what sickens me the most is that there are people out there who are not only preying on these girls when they’re legitimately helpless, but also PRAYING for more theft, more pictures, more devastation.
Does anyone really believe a hacker was able to individually pick out the x-rated files of all these A-list celebs amongst the MILLIONS of other people’s photos on the iCloud? Did anyone see Kate Upton’s album? If you haven’t it was filled with shots of countless of random girls in various states of undress. Who are they? How did that hacker have access to those photos as well and why would they be included? How many other pictures and videos of us “nobody girls” will be sold to porn sites or leaked on the internet. I’m pretty sure someone will inevitably say - “Well it was your own fault for taking those photos,” but it’s like laying blame to people who used credit cards during that big Target hack last year and had their bank accounts charged with crazy expenses. You do your best to protect yourself, but there’s apparently always someone out there who can find the crack security system that even the experts couldn’t see. But does that mean you should stop living your lives because nothing is truly safe? NO. You try to move on. You hope that justice will be served. You hope that real life karma happens.
Submitted September 01, 2014 at 12:31PM by la_pluie
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