Much hilarity attends the latest dump of nude Justin Bieber photos — the result of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez seeing her Instagram account hacked.
“Gomez’s Instagram was back online minutes after it was taken down, with the nude photos deleted,” said Variety. “The singer is the most-followed person on the social media platform, with 125 million followers.”
But the posting of the naked shots — even with black bars or Emojis obscuring private parts — led to outrage over a perceived double standard.
“Oh for God’s sake. Not funny,” said a comment posted on BuzzFeed. “If someone had posted Selena naked … on his account, everyone would be running for the torches and pitchforks, ready to run the hacker out of town. It’s OK because the pix are of the Beebs?”
Said another in response to a comment: “Where’s your concern for Selena? Men’s’ right to privacy is just as important as women’s. If you can’t react with the same level of outrage when a man’s nude pix are hacked that you do when the same happens to a woman, there is something skewed in your world view. This is never ok.
“And it is not ok for BuzzFeed to treat it like a joke. I hope you get the point.”
Reacting to a BuzzFeed secondary headline that said: “Well this is extremely awkward,” came this rejoinder:
“No. ‘Awkward’ is when you run into someone you don’t like at a party. Awkward is not when someone hacks private nude photos of someone and posts them for millions to see.”
“You showed a lot of tweets making fun of this situation, and the only tweet against it was talking about how the hack disrespects Selena. Wtf?
“You would be not making light of this if he was female.”
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