Jennifer Lawrence Slams Perez Hilton’s Lame ‘Excuse’ for Removing Her Nude Pics
Actress Jennifer Lawrence broke her silence this month over the nude photo hacking scandal which she found herself in the center of earlier this year. But one portion of her comments that was left out of an initial preview of her current Vanity Fair cover concerned gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who reflexively posted the nude photos of Lawrence before responding to the backlash he received with an apology and their removal.
“He took it down because people got pissed, and that’s the only reason why,” Lawrence said of Hilton. “And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was ‘I just didn’t think about it.’ ‘I just didn’t think about it’ is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself.”
Following his decision to remove the photos from his website, Hilton tweeted this apology:
At work we often have to make quick decisions. I made a really bad one today and then made it worse. I feel awful and am truly sorry.
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) August 31, 2014
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” Lawerence added in the interview. “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.”
Also in Vanity Fair, Lawrence called the photo hacking a “sex crime” and said she initially considered penning an apology herself before she realized “I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.” She added, “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.”
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