Earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson woke up to what must have been a disturbing sight, at least for her. Two private naked pictures were plastered all over the internet, rapidly being shared at a breaking news rate. Within hours, she’d contacted the FBI, and websites began removing the content in the face of cease and desist orders. Now the offending photographs have all but disappeared, but the hurt and anger still remain for Johansson. Today, she spoke about the incident publicly for the first time and made it clear she doesn’t think her celebrity status should alter her expectations of privacy.
Here’s what the actress had to say in an interview with CNN…
”Just because you're an actor or make films or whatever doesn't mean you're not entitled to your own personal privacy ... if that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong,"
After the pictures first appeared, Pop Blend ran a poll asking readers whether they felt bad for the actress. A shocking seventy-three percent did not. I couldn’t disagree more. It doesn’t matter how beautiful she may be, or how foolish she may have been to keep naked pictures in her phone, they were still stolen and offered up for the world to see. It’s not like she stupidly forwarded them to some untrustworthy jerk who showed his friends. Someone hacked into her personal documents. That’s a gross violation of privacy.
According to Reuters, Johansson went on to say she saw the pictures as a moment in which she had to take a stand. “There are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, 'Oh wait, I'm taking it back.'"
The FBI is still investigating the hacking situation, but if and when the dude is caught, we’ll bring you the details.