Thursday, September 4, 2014

So, I saw Jennifer Lawrence's boobs last week...


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?

16 comments:

  1. It wasn't just her boobs that I saw but a lot of other women. The Fappening... what a day it was. Yet, I would like to see men endure the same issues because after all, who wouldn't want to see what Mr. McConaughey is packing? Let's level the playing field.

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    1. Oh, I'm definitely with you on evening the playing field. I find the way nudity is handled in general to be hugely sexist and unfair to everyone involved.

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  2. I have no problem with someone taking several pics to send them to their spouses if they are into that, but really, pornographic video and 64 pictures? That's not playing with matches and getting burnt, that's jumping into bonfire and getting burnt

    Honestly the curiosity is not the worst quality in human beings. Stupidity is + I always thought lack of respect for oneself and the intimate activity a person engages in is another awful thing in people- Lawrence and Lady Sybil not only acted dumb taking these pictures and videos and not keeping them somewhere really secure but their approach towards their nudity and sex is just horrific. I truly have a hard time believing people have souls when I see such degradation. If having sex with your boyfriend ends up with you being treated worse than a piece meat than what the hell is it all about?

    I know this is all horribly "incorrect" of me because according to most women I should be defending them but really, they should experience some shame for this. But I don't think they are capable of that, which is too bad because a little bit of shame would do them good.

    The worst part is that Lawrence is being defended so fiercely so she will remain a role model for young women. If I had an adolescent daughter after seeing what I saw I'd take down the posters of Lawrence in her room.

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    1. Yeah, I'm with you on the stupidity involved here. I didn't see anything outside of three or four pics from JLaw's phone, so I can't judge on the degrading nature of most of what you saw, but I still find it all very stupid. You're a celebrity. People do this. You are aware. Don't take the freaking pictures. There really is no need. You have Skype. Use that.

      In JLaw's defense (I know you hate her), I don't think she wants to be some role model. I think she just wants to be herself, her obnoxious, attention whoring self. She doesn't care about the children of the world.

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    2. If I'd seen more than just JLaw's boobs, I'd probably feel the same way too :-P

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  3. Celebrities might act differently if they realized that "the cloud" is just SOMEBODY ELSE'S SERVER.

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    1. Sadly, no one knows what the Cloud is...

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  4. I'm not going to lie, I looked at a lot of those Fappening pictures. Mostly with my husband and we laughed about it. I think people are just curious about the actors that don't do nudity in films. I saw people like Emily Browning were on that list, I didn't look her up. She's nude in 50% of her movies anyways.

    I do think the entire thing is stupid though. Storing them on the Cloud? Good lord. I won't rant here, I already went on a huge one on Sati's blog. lol I'm glad you wrote about it though.

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    1. Yeah, I had/have that same curiosity. I just question that curiosity, because is it really healthy. I don't know...I have a pretty open life. Nudity doesn't ever bother me. I think ALL of my friends have seen me naked, and I've seen a good 80% of them naked. But not everyone views their bodies as 'just skin' for everyone else to see.

      I'm not saying that looking or that even the people who hacked their phones are terrible human beings. I mean, let's be honest...you were probably going to take your clothes off eventually for the camera JLaw, so it's not like this was a hugely hurtful thing to your career or anything...or even that embarrassing (you look good naked, although they did look cheap)...but it's that curiosity that I question.

      What makes us think we have the right?

      I don't know what I'm saying anymore...I feel like I keep contradicting myself.

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  5. I do think that it was silly on the actresses' parts to store these pictures in the cloud but like how awful for them. I know this isn't the first time that this happened nor will it be the last but it still makes it horrifyingly embarrassing and just violating.

    Having said that, I too saw some of the pictures and I felt grossed out by my curiosity and I hope these women can bounce back like ScarJo and others before them.

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    1. Yup, these two paragraphs pretty much sum up my entire point that I was trying to make. It's shame all the way around. Shame on them...shame on us.

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  6. I looked. I did. Now, while there's at least 20-25% of me that's just straight perv, the rest was simply because I wanted in one what everybody else was in on. It was mob-mentality at it's finest, and that's likely inexcusable. But...honestly, after about two minutes...I was out.

    It was all kind of joyless. Like, Lawrence looked almost dead inside. Yeesh. No thanks.

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    1. Yeah, she's a beautiful girl...but those pictures were sad.

      I think the lesson we've learned from all of this is that if you are going to take nudes, do it on your BOYFRIEND'S phone, because no one will ever hack his phone, even if he is famous.

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  7. Curiosity gets the better of people in this situation, but, really, WHY would anyone, especially a celebrity, store such personal photos on the Cloud?

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