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How female celebrities are responding to their stolen personal photos

Ariana Grande is over this.
Ariana Grande is over this.
Jamie McCarthy

Stolen nude photographs of some of the most famous young women in Hollywood were posted on the internet on Sunday, August 31. They first appeared on 4chan on Sunday night, but quickly spread to the rest of the internet. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst were among the celebrities who had their photos stolen.

Apple has confirmed that "certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions."

Victims of the attack have responded to this violation of privacy in different ways. Some have chosen to let their representatives speak for them. Some have responded with anger or sarcasm. Some have said the photos are fake. Others have remained silent. All of their reactions are valid.

Here is a collection of responses:


Kelly Brook

Joy Corrigan

Kirsten Dunst

Chloe Dykstra

Ariana Grande

Victoria Justice

Jennifer Lawrence

Official statement from her publicist:

"This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."

McKayla Maroney

Lisalla Montenegro

Becca Tobin

Kate Upton

Official statement from her attorney:

"This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy," said Upton's lawyer Lawrence Shire in an email to BuzzFeed. "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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