The irony in this gif right now was too much to pass up...
Ok, so it's been almost a week since I was alerted via Twitter than Jennifer Lawrence's phone was hacked her her naked everything was all over the internet. I'm not going to lie, I looked. In fact, I was at my best friend's house when I got the infamous tweet and so he pulled out his laptop and we sat on his bed and looked at them together.
I'm ashamed of what happened next...
I wasn't really going to talk about this, since it's been talked about so much over the past week, but Sati told me I needed to give her my opinion on the matter before I left for vacation next week, and since she just dropped this hilarious take-down on the subject, I figured I'd throw some words on a page.
I'm slightly on the fence about the whole thing. I know that so many actors are tweeting in support of the victims here, stating that looking is gross and awful and pervy and while it may be all of those things, it isn't really the worst thing in the world. I mean...you did take those pictures, and while they do have a point in the issue of privacy, I do find this whole concept of taking naked pictures on your phone to be, well, ridiculous. You're famous, and when you're famous you KNOW that people are going to do these things. This isn't the first time that this has happened, and it won't be the last. That being said, I usually make it a habit NOT to look at this kind of stuff. I mean, we live in a world where we can pretty much see whatever we want, whenever we want, for free. All you need to do is turn off safe search on Google or Bing or whatever search engine you use and then type it in. The amount of actresses who have done nude scenes in films of on television or done a sex tape or whatever is more than enough to make looking at things like this kind of, unnecessary.
I mean, I didn't even look at the leaked ScarJo nudes, and I've been in love with her for YEARS. I saw the list released. I know who was hacked. I didn't look up anyone else and I have no plans or desire to.
But yes, I looked at Lawrence.
I blame my bestie (I can, he won't read this), but afterward I felt a little dirty, and while I do feel that these actresses dumb enough to take pictures of themselves in such compromising and questionable positions do share some blame for making this stuff available to the average hacker with too much spare time, private is private and they should be afforded that.
So that makes me question, why was seeing Jennifer Lawrence so important to men (and some women) all over the world? With the amount of porn stars who are just as good looking (many even better looking) at our fingertips, why did we all jump at the chance to see the forbidden fruits of an actress like Lawrence, even when we knew that it was a horrible violation of her privacy? I guess maybe that is the point. We live in a world where these porn stars are available to us. They aren't forbidden anymore. They are waiting for us, pleading with us, to look. We, as a people, want everything we can't have because that makes it more exciting, and despite the fact that Jennifer Lawrence may look more like your grade school kid's babysitter than an actual sex-kitten, she's not attainable. She's an actress, a mighty, actress who is above us; far away from our leagues. We cannot have her.
Well, we couldn't have her.
I almost don't know what I'm saying anymore. Maybe I should just delete this post. I guess in closing the real thing that Jennifer Lawrence's boobs taught me was that we as people are kind of pathetic. We aren't criminals, we didn't rape anyone (please, with those dumb comparisons), but we also didn't need to look but yet we all needed to look, and that need to look (call it questionable curiosity) makes me just roll my eyes at this thing we call humanity.
But I looked, so who am I to judge?