I was outraged when I realized The Edge radio station posted fully naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence after they were leaked online, onto their Facebook page. There were many comments in favour of the photographs, but like me, many were outraged. The Edge felt the need to take down our comments because we complained.
Firstly – what are they trying to teach us? First they put the photos up but only for 18 year olds – but you can fake your age any way so everyone could view it. ZM had much more explicit photographs, so The Edge decided they would post those too!Of course they took that down many hours later so they wouldn’t get in any more trouble. Then, they decide to put it straight back up. Saving themselves, they have said “due to legal reasons, we are unable to host the images (and to be honest we don’t really want to) but if you must check them out you will find them here.” They actually post a link to the photos! What is the point in saying they don’t want to post them but they do it anyway? They are trying to save their sorry asses.
Excuse my language but here we are, in New Zealand, supporting the hacker who got the photographs and posting photographs of Jennifer without her consent. I didn’t think New Zealand would snoop that low. Celebrity or not – it’s her privacy and it must be embarrassing for her.
The Edge are basically telling us that it is OK to post pictures of someone else without their consent. Imagine having your photos all over the internet for everyone to look at it. It’s wrong and disgusting.
Why did they feel the need to post this? It’s juvenile. This is rape culture and it’s not OK to bring someone down like that. She is a human being – which people seem to forget.
I can’t believe the example they are setting.
Through posting the photos to the Facebook page, people now have access to the photos and can share them with their friends and share them with their friends and so it goes on. The whole world is seeing these photos. How devastating for Jennifer. Everyone deserves their privacy, right? Or am I just overreacting? It’s just a bit of fun? It’s unacceptable – I’m only 17! These people should know better!
Shame on The Edge and ZM radio stations.