Perez Hilton apologises for publishing Jennifer Lawrence naked 4Chan photos
Hilton initially published some of the photographs, but presumably after raking in an adequate amount of page impressions, saw fit to remove them
Perez Hilton, the acerbic celebrity blogger, has personally apologised for publishing naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence.
The Hunger Games actress was just one of the famous names targeted by a large-scale hacking scam.
Hundreds of private photographs are thought to have been uploaded to various websites.
The source of the original leak claims to have obtained over 60 images – some of which are indecent – of Lawrence.
Hilton initially published some of the photographs, but later removed them and published a separate story apologising that contained censored versions of the images.
“No, I haven't been forced to do so or been contacted by their reps, but I am removing those uncensored photos of JLaw and Victoria Justice,” he initially wrote.
After removing the photographs completely, he further added: “I acted in haste just to get the post up and didn't really think things through. I'm sorry.
“At work we often have to make quick decisions. I made a really bad one today and then made it worse. I feel awful and am truly sorry.
This is the sort of thing Perez Hilton wears on the red carpet “Upon further reflection and just sitting with my actions, I don't feel comfortable even keeping the censored photos up. I am removing them.”
A spokesperson for Lawrence has since confirmed the authenticity of the images and threatened those who published them with legal action.
“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” they told Buzzfeed. “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Among others the list includes Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco.
The pictures were allegedly discovered by an iCloud leak which allowed the celebrities’ phones to be hacked.
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Putin critic may have been murdered by Islamic extremists, says president-led committee
Stephen Hawking's wife Jane Wilde on their marriage breakdown: 'The family were left behind'
British are sexually uptight, dirty and drink too much – according to Spanish book
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Have you been doing a brilliant job in an admi...
£26,498 - £31,556: Surrey County Council: We are looking for an outgoing, conf...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an innovative, senior H...
£20000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client, a very well respect...