Alex, 23, Stoke
Right, having a bit of a rant on the whole Jennifer Lawrence/Other celebrities/Apple situation.
It’s ridiculous how many people are trying to blame the victims by saying ‘They shouldn’t have taken those photos’ or ‘They probably wanted them to be seen’ etc. Why shouldn’t they take the photos? It’s up to them to do whatever the fuck they want with their private lives. If Jennifer Lawrence wanted to take photos of herself pouring melting candle wax onto Prince Harry’s arse, then as long as everyone involved was fine with photos being taken, then it’s all good.
The issue is that persons unknown have managed to hack into Apple’s allegedly ‘secure’ cloud system and retrieve the information. A supposed vulnerability was reported on last week, and yet Apple seemingly did fuckall to patch it, and yet they’re basically taking none of the vitriol posted online about this. Likewise, there are a hell of a lot more people putting the blame onto the victims, and giving them a hell of a lot of abuse for having a life outside of the entertainment world than there are trying to find the hacker(s) and give them what they deserve.
Analogy time. It’s like someone going to a hotel and putting their valuables into a safe, and while they’re out, someone breaks into the room, breaks the safe and steals their stuff. You wouldn’t blame the tourist in that situation, they trusted in the integrity of the safe, so why the fuck are people so fascinated with blaming the involved celebrities?
Blame the Burglar(s). Blame the safe maker. Don’t blame the tourists.