4chan Tried To Get Women To Share Nude Photos In Solidarity With Jennifer Lawrence

4chan attempted to encourage women to share their own nude photos using the #LeakForJLaw hashtag on Twitter. It didn’t work.

4chan, the website that appears to have coordinated the publication of hacked celebrities’ nude photos, attempted to get ordinary girls to take and share their own nude photos to stand in “solidarity with Jennifer Lawrence”.

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The 4chan users coordinating the Twitter hashtag #LeakForJLaw commented that it would be the “worldwide trolling of a lifetime”. Here is the 4chan post in which an anonymous user discusses the idea:

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Here’s another 4chan thread in which another user comments that the trend idea is “genius”.

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4chan users set up new Twitter accounts and uploaded nude photos of girls using the hashtag. Some of the accounts had “I Stand With JLaw” as their Twitter name, and most of the accounts were set up last night.

However, despite the attempt to kickstart it, the idea did not take off, and women did not share their photos.

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In fact, the vast majority of tweets using the #LeakForJLaw hashtag were people outraged by the “trend”…

The only thing worse than creepy men acting like they've never seen a naked lady before is the #leakforjlaw movement. Idiots. Idiots!

— ColetteLala (@Colette Lala)

I really am speechless about this. Theres gona be a lot of girls feeling pretty stupid over the next few weeks #leakforjlaw

— Dean_Man7 (@Dean Mannion)

…excited at the prospect of it happening…

#leakforjlaw was set into action by men, for men's personal gain. it's pure brilliance and evil at the same time. #slowclap

— SimplengJames (@James Garcia)

Fight the cause, girls! #LeakForJLaw #everyladever

— benlpowell (@@benlpowell)

…mocking it…

Had to show support. #leakforjlaw

— NickNicotera (@Nick Nicotera)

… or fully aware that it is an attempt to troll by 4chan.

I'm like 98% sure #leakforjlaw was started by 4chan. gg anons, gg

— jamesfrith_ (@James Frith)

This #leakforjlaw has 4chan/b written all over it

— Jack_N_Ryan (@Jack Ryan)

4chan users are known for using fake Twitter accounts to troll women on Twitter. In June, the hashtag #EndFathersDay was revealed to have been orchestrated by 4chan users.

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Rossalyn Warren is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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