Ugh! Emma Watson Had Some Personal Photos Stolen


Emma Watson is the latest woman to have personal photos stolen and shared on the internet in a crime that somehow seems to mostly be happening to women. Coincidence?

Emma Watson is the latest in a growing list of female celebrities (and normals) to have personal photos stolen and shared on the internet. Her representatives confirmed to BBC that photos were stolen:

"“Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.”"

Oh good, they weren’t nude photos, so I guess that makes it okay, right? Of course not. Although the existence of nude photographs always seems to justify this type of thing–at least to some people.

Anyway, Leslie Jones was hacked last summer and there was a time when it seemed like almost every female celebrity from Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and Kaley Cuoco to name a few. Notice a pattern? Why is it that male celebrities don’t seem to fall prey to these attacks?

At that time, Emma spoke up on Twitter about the crimes and the seeming lack of empathy from the public:

It does seem like crimes of this sort don’t garner as much outrage as they should considering the circumstances. The distribution of nude photos (or video for that matter) without the participate’s consent is a serious and humiliating ordeal. And even though the photos stolen from Emma weren’t nude, it’s still a huge violation of privacy–one that seems to be happening disproportionately to women.

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So the next time we hear about a woman having personal photos stolen, maybe we should try putting ourselves in their shoes and think about how invasive that would feel. Seems like it’s one of those things that would feel the same for all humans, no matter how famous they are.