Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Privacy in a Celebrities World

You know what really pisses me off?

"If you don't want naked pictures leaked, you shouldn't take them."

If you've paid any attention to the news lately, then you know about the nude photos of some of today's biggest celebrities that was stolen from the iCloud app.

STOLEN, not leaked. Leaked implies that it was someone close to the celebs. This isn't the case.

These photos were stolen. Someone hacked into the iCloud accounts of these celebs and stole these photos, putting them online for the world to see.

"If you don't want naked pictures leaked, you shouldn't take them."

Why do people have that mind set? These people's personal property was stolen from them. Their privacy was violated. They were the victims of something horrible.

"If you don't want naked pictures leaked, you shouldn't take them."

In my mind, that phrase is almost as bad as "If you didn't want to be raped, you shouldn't have worn sexy clothes". That phrase is turning the tables and placing the blame on the victims. Their personal pictures that they took for whatever reason was STOLEN. S-T-O-L-E-N. 

We, as a society, often forget that celebs are people too. They do stupid things, like take pictures of themselves naked for lovers. Their status in society doesn't give anyone the right to steal these pictures, though. Just because they are celebs doesn't mean that their personal life is any business of ours. Sure, they might put some things out there for the public eye. They realize that we are curious about them and all the supposed glitz and glam that goes along with the title of celebrity. 

And we are.

But they also deserve the same amount of respect that you and I deserve. The people who are saying that they shouldn't have taken the photos if they didn't want them leaked are the very same people that would do everything in their power and feel EXTREMELY violated if the same thing happened to them.

Just because we aren't famous doesn't mean we deserve more privacy than those who are.

It's a simple concept.

Privacy. Respect it. For everyone.

The rich and famous and us lowly peons.

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