Emma Watson Reacts to Nude Photos

Emma Watson

Yesterday the news was dominated with emerging details about the mass hacking of various Hollywood actresses private online accounts and the subsequent publication of those intimate photos on the internet. It’s a pretty terrifying story and the word sexist seems too small to even begin to describe this heinous act. At the moment investigations seemed focused on the hacking of personal iCloud accounts. While officials try to stem the dissemination of private files and track down the criminals, people have been taking to Twitter to defend the women whose privacy was violated. Here are some of the best responses.

Today Emma Watson schooled nasty denizens of the internet by pointing out the ‘lack of empathy’ as well as the illegal nature of what is happening. The actress was named the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year and has been more than living up to her title. She took on the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister a few weeks ago after he said chaste women should not laugh by tweeting a photo of her doubled-over laughing.

Jessica Valenti, who is magnificent over at the Guardian where she writes about gender issues, stressed the nonconsensual aspect of the scandal.

Make Love Not Porn founder Cindy Gallop also chimed in to stress that what happens between intimate partners is actually no one’s business.

However Lena Dunham basically sums our feelings up in this parade of righteous anger and support from yesterday.

Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski, one of the actresses targeted, simply made this statement on Instagram.

And in slightly less utter-sadness-inducing twitter news Anna Kendrick, our imaginary best friend, shared her private messages in light of the whole scandal.

Jeanne Sutton @jeannedesutun

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