Celebrities and privacy

Posted: September 17, 2011 in Celebrity
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I’m about to say something that will piss off a lot of people. Celebrities have the same right to privacy the rest of us do. “The beautiful people” are no different than us “normal” people. They understand that more of their lives will be in the public eye, but there are some things that should be allowed to stay private.

Take the recent celebrity phone hackings for example. Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Justin Timberlake were all victims of a hacking group whose stated purpose is to hack celebrity phones in search of incriminating pictures. They didn’t find anything on Mila or JT (though their privacy was violated just the same) but they got a couple pictures of Scarlett.

“She’s an idiot for taking those pictures” is what I’ve been hearing. Really? What if the pictures were in her house, not her phone? Would that be a different story? If so, why? Her property was broken into and something was stolen. What’s the difference if it was stolen from her phone or her house? And haven’t we all done something in the impetuousness of our youth that we regretted later in life?

Maybe she was away from whoever the pictures were intended for and wanted to do something to keep the spark going. Pictures like the ones she took are actually a good way of doing that. Trust me.

I think it’s a crying shame that the victim is the one being berated and not the thief. What is this world coming to?


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