Finally, some real news. Although, as the old saying goes, this story is worthless without pictures. It appears that ‘celebrities’ are shocked and indignant that nude photos of themselves have been hacked from their computers and cell phones and distributed to the full view of the public. We don’t mean to sound callous; I suppose I would be aghast if birthday suit images of me were circulating around cyberspace. Except for the fact that there aren’t any. Even if there were, I’d be horribly embarrassed because of the remarkable resemblance to Pee Wee Herman.
In the case of the various ‘celebrities’ offended by the invasion of privacy, isn’t being naked or near naked part of the stock in trade of the business they’re in? In addition, they generally look good naked, unlike the mass of the oglers out here who can only look upon their images with leering envy.
“But it’s a privacy issue!” someone will exclaim indignantly, “People have the right to have their personal images kept private!” Yes, that’s all true….in the theoretical fantasy land that most of these people inhabit. In that world, no one should lie, steal, cheat at cards, or throw cigarette butts from cars. In that world, only organically, sustainable chickens are eaten, toilet seats are always down and the minimum wage is $15 per hour for the poor folk.
No one finds it strange that people who cultivate their personal appearances as an integral, if not the only aspect of their livelihood are offended by people having glimpses of it? This would be comparable to Al Gore getting all upset about an image of himself with his mouth open. In the case of Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence, the 1% of their bodies that may be newly exposed to the public is hardly a big shock. Celebrities are not the only ones guilty of naivete however when it comes to anything to do with cyberspace. The very notion that images sent back on forth over the internet can be protected and private is as laughable as the notion of a no peeing section of a swimming pool. Do people not understand that it’s geeks that created, populate and operate the internet? Do they really think that geeks aren’t going to find ANY possible way to look at naked women?
Oddly still, many of these celebrities are more concerned about pictures of themselves, which may cause some embarrassment, but are not the least concerned about making vapid utterances on weighty topics which will most certainly embarrass them. Reality bites.