Jennifer Lawrence finally speaks out in the new Vanity Fair about her hacked nude photos and she is really, really angry – at whoever stole the pics and at anyone who looked at them.
“It is not a scandal,” she tells the magazine. “It is a sex crime.”
Oh, and for the record, she’s not sorry she took the photos.
“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she said. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Kansas City Star
“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 said she thought about issuing an apology after the photos became public but then reconsidered because “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.”
She also talked about having to tell her father what had happened.
“When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened… I don’t care how much money I get for ‘The Hunger Games,’” she said.
“I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.”
She joked: “Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”
She saved some of her anger for the people who went looking for the pictures after she was hacked.
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” she said. “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.”