“I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for.”
That’s from Jennifer Lawrence, who in this month’s Vanity Fair is giving her first public comments about having her cell phone hacked and her private nude photos distributed all across the internet. The 24-year-old star makes no apology for taking the photos, which were always meant for private use and never to be shown to the public.
Any couple who has dated across states and continents can relate to why she took the pictures in the first place. “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years,” she said. “It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Lawrence rightly believes that her being a celebrity in no way makes her fair game for people to just do whatever they want and wreak havoc on her private life:
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. 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 also has some strong words of condemnation for the act itself, and about the way the law handles incidents such as these:
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. 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.”
The full interview (which clocks in at over 3000 words) will be available electronically on Wednesday, and the print edition hits newsstands Thursday. You have to say though, J-Law deserves a round of applause for her clarity and willingness to come out firing when it would be so easy for her to just apologize and hide.
[via Vanity Fair]