In the wake of “the flappening” or “celebgate” as they have been calling it, Jennifer Lawrence is speaking out against the hacking of Apple’s iCloud service and the leaking of hers and countless other celebrity nudes last month. The FBI is even investigating and she even hinted at filing charges against websites who published the photos. She was quoted saying this about the situation:
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
But here’s the thing Jennifer; we do live in that kind of world.
“Cue The Rant!”
It is true that it’s your body Jennifer. And that it should definitely be your choice whether or not to show it off. But here’s something you have to understand. The price of fame is expensive. Being famous is sort of like being a big brother. While everything is your fault even when you haven’t done anything as a big brother, you also get the most freedom, power and good responsibility. While you as a celebrity, you are constantly pursued and your privacy is virtually non-existent. But you also are rich and famous and receive in conceivable perks that aren’t even fathomable by regular people.
No one wants to hear you complain about your first world problems. It’s people out there that would kill for those problems. And this isn’t me trying to give a pass to people who hacked iCloud and did what they did. It was a terrible thing. But what happened is something that Jennifer and all celebrities must deal with. Since you are a public figure you are subject to things like this happening. It’s not fair or right but that’s just the way it is. It’s the world we live in and if you are a celebrity you must accept it like a big brother has to accept being responsible for things they probably didn’t do.
There’s not a lot of sympathy out there for multimillionaire famous people complaining about unfair circumstances or a lack of privacy. It’s people out there that can’t eat.
That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to cue the Sir Charles.