Stop Linking Jennifer Lawrence’s Naked Snake Pic To Nude Photo Hacking Scandal

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Jennifer Lawrence Naked

By Daniel Gates |

Jennifer Lawrence Naked

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Jennifer Lawrence posed naked with a snake for Vanity Fair. Jennifer Lawrence also had private nude photos hacked and stolen from her. These two things are not linked, despite attempts by certain outlets to create a controversy, or the appearance of hypocrisy.

As Gossip Cop reported earlier this week, Lawrence’s striking shot with a boa constrictor was photographed last July by Patrick Demarchelier. It was published this week in connection with the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue.

A month AFTER the photograph was taken, the photo hacking scandal hit Hollywood. But that didn’t stop at least one terrible webloid from making up a 100 percent false story claiming Lawrence had to be talked into the snake picture because of the hacking.

We’re not going to name the site, because it doesn’t deserve to be rewarded for such nonsense, but we’ll point out that it’s connected to one of the hosts on VH1’s televised garbage dump “The Gossip Table.” In any case, here’s what an “insider” allegedly told the site: “The editors had to really push Jen to sign on. She, of course, had just come off the nude leak scandal – and didn’t want to bring it back to everyone’s minds so easily. She said no first, but they came back twice and she finally agreed.”

Either that quote is fabricated or the site’s source is a liar. The picture happened before the scandal. Period. If you’re going to spread lies, at least be better at it. Regardless, it isn’t the only totally off base reaction to Lawrence’s snake pit.

The Wrap is usually a pretty reliable outlet, but it had a bizarre Facebook post about the Vanity Fair photo: “This time it’s JLaw’s choice to be naked in a magazine, wrapped in a boa constrictor. But will posing for nude photos hurt her argument for privacy?”

Huh? Um, isn’t the fact that Lawrence took the snake photo by CHOICE the entire point? How is posing for Vanity Fair, nude or otherwise, anything like having private pictures never intended for public consumption, nude or otherwise, stolen? Is The Wrap trying to argue that no celebrity who wants to protect his or her privacy should pose nude again? Or have a love scene in a movie? Or talk about their lives in interviews?

In one case, Jennifer Lawrence willingly and happily and voluntarily took a picture for a major national magazine. In the other case, hackers stole her property and posted it without her consent. Those are different things. We assumed that would be obvious to everyone. But it doesn’t seem to be.


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