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Ricky Gervais Just Said Celebrities Shouldn’t Keep Naked Photos If They Don’t Want To Get Hacked

He deleted the tweet almost immediately.

1. After stolen nude photographs of female celebrities were put online, Ricky Gervais tweeted this:

His post came shortly after it was revealed the actor and comedian is London’s most influential tweeter.

2. He quickly deleted the tweet after a fierce backlash, but people had already screengrabbed it.

3. He replaced it with this attempt to be conciliatory.

4. But Twitter was unimpressed.

6. Some users equated his logic with rape culture.

@rickygervais this is like telling women, make it harder for rapists to rape you by not going outside.

— jentwats (@Jen Italia)

@rickygervais You could, you know, speak out against this violation of consent instead of adding to the voices of victim blamers.

— DiscordianKitty (@Laura Shortridge)

8. Others reminded him of his own embarrassing public photos.

On the matter of humiliating photos being published, Ricky Gervais really should wind his barely-existent neck in...

— kitlovelace (@Kit Lovelace)

9. Other Twitter users simply weren’t surprised at all.

Ricky Gervais in "behaving like a dickhead" shocker

— mikejjennings (@Mike Jennings)

10. Since making the joke, he has attempted to defend his comments by saying joking about something does not condone it.

Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing.

— rickygervais (@Ricky Gervais)

11. But Twitter stepped up to explain where they thought he went wrong.

@rickygervais the target of your joke was the people who were hacked. You punched down, not up. That's why it was shit. Hope that helps.

— charlotterach (@Charlotte Bennett)

12. Even if ultimately, he was unrepentant.

Offence is the collateral damage of free speech.

— rickygervais (@Ricky Gervais)

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