Emma Watson Defends Jennifer Lawrence Over Nude Photo Leak Scandal

“Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.”

Dozens of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Lea Michele, have become victims of a nude photo leak following a hacking scandal this week.

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Which of course broke the internet when people tried to see the images.

Now Emma Watson, who is friends with Jennifer Lawrence, has defended the victims of the iCloud leak, slamming people for the lack of empathy in their reactions.

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Following the leak, she tweeted this:

Her comment came as the below meme was created.


And was a reaction to the flurry of unsympathetic comments flooding Twitter.

Twitter: @rickygervais

On one hand I feel bad that Jennifer Lawrence's privacy was invaded but on the other hand...well that hand is busy.

— ( (@Buttnole)

Don't take nudes,and they won't get leaked, so yes it is Jennifer Lawrence's fault.

— Arsenal King (@afcforev)

As a man I'm not complaining, but seriously, why the fuck are celebrities taking these "nudes" anyway? Have to take some responsibility too

— Sean Davies (@SeanDavies96)

The fact that no one ever taught Jennifer Lawrence the first rule of naked pictures (never put your face in them, duh) is her fault

— Boobie Shmurda (@Boobie_Styles)

She’s not the only star to berate how fans are handling the scandal.

The way in which you share your body must be a CHOICE. Support these women and do not look at these pictures.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It's not okay.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Seriously, do not forget that the person who stole these pictures and leaked them is not a hacker: they're a sex offender.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Hear, hear!

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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