Jennifer Lawrence featured in Vanity Fair; addresses the hacking scandal

Jennifer Lawrence is the cover story on the upcoming November issue of Vanity Fair, on stands in NY and LA on Thursday, October 9. The feature includes a new photo shoot and interview, where Jennifer shares her thoughts on the recent photo hacking scandal, calling it a “sex crime.”

Watch the BTS video for the shoot below:

While she made no comments following the leak, Vanity Fair followed up with her after the initial interview. Excerpts can be read below:

“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. ”

She had been tempted to write a statement when news of the privacy violation broke, she says, but “every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Lawrence also addresses the legal ramifications of the hack. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she tells Kashner. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

In the cover story, the Hunger Games star vents her frustration not just with the offending hackers but also with those—including people she knows—who viewed the images online. “Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

Lawrence also shares a message for the tabloid community: “You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.”

Read more here.

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6 thoughts on “Jennifer Lawrence featured in Vanity Fair; addresses the hacking scandal

  1. Oh Shut-up Jennifer. I’m not saying that this was right, for someone to expose your pics for money, but a sex crime? Your comment and insistence that this was a “sex crime” demeans all true VICTIMS of sex crimes. Yes, it was a privacy violation, nothing more. Be smart next time and think before you create home-made porn. Your self-righteous indignance is a bit rich.

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