Lucy Hale to hackers: ‘I will not apologize for having a personal life’

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Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars was a recent victim of hackers who found nude photos of her (presumably through the cloud as that’s how so many people are hacked) which were posted to a website. Lucy’s lawyers sent a takedown message to the site (which I’m not naming because I’m still cringing after looking at it for less than a minute) and they eventually complied with a string of insults and by replacing Lucy’s other nude photos with some of Lucy’s head photoshopped on someone else’s body. These are not reasonable people who are hacking and disseminating celebrity nudes, and Lucy had a very badass response to them. This is what she posted to Twitter in response. This news came out a little before Christmas but I was so impressed with Lucy’s statement that I still wanted to talk about it.

This exactly: “Once again, a woman in the public eye was violated… I will not apologize for having a personal life.” In just that short sentence in a quick paragraph she summed up all the celebrity hackings. None of these women, and let’s face it the vast majority are women, should feel like they have to apologize after they’ve been stolen from and violated. I can’t imagine how it must feel to have your personal pictures released on the Internet, and in no stretch of the imagination is it anyone’s fault for getting them hacked. That’s blaming the victim for trusting the locks that came with their house.

Here are some cute pictures from Lucy’s Instagram. I love the matching elf outfits she wore with her family for Christmas! Also, Lucy’s dog is named Elvis, she adopted him as a puppy this summer, and check out the cute hoodie she has with her dog’s breed on it! (I think Elvis is a maltese or maltipoo breed but I can’t confirm that.)

Just two little Keebler elves excited for Santa

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Merry, Merry from mine to yours ! Happy elfin holidays 🌟

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Home ⭐️

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I want to hug and squeeze this dog!

Everyone say hello to my new baby Elvis. I'm so in love it hurts 😍

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Photos credit: FameFlynet and WENN

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  1. Monsi says:

    *insert clapping hands emoticon*

  2. Shijel says:

    Good response. But damn, there was a blind item about this that told about her explicit photos being released over Christmas, wasn’t there?

  3. Original T.C. says:

    Yep. Always female celebrities because the nerds doing this are usually men. Plenty of Hollywood men have nudes too. Good on her for not allowing them to shame her. She has nothing to be ashamed of.

  4. Samtha says:

    Her Christmas pics are adorable.

    I hope they find whoever hacked her and throw the book at him.

    Related: did they ever find out who hacked Leslie Jones?

  5. Gaby says:

    I like her, her pics are very nice, especially the one with adorable Elvis, so cute!!! 😍

  6. Racer says:

    Good a response. A great response would have included “I’m consciously aware that anytime aspects of my personal life is converted into media, inaccessibility becomes null and void”

  7. Lucy says:

    I’ve always liked Lucy a lot. She handled this like a champ.

  8. Jess says:

    She did it in purpose! There is no “hacker”!

  9. I Choose Me says:

    Love, love, love her response.

  10. guest says:

    As mentioned above, there was a blind about this (& what her public response would be) -not hacked -was ex boyfriend!

  11. ASH says:

    I understand where she’s coming from, and no one should have his or her privacy violated, but seriously, when are people going to learn to stop uploading personal photos to the cloud. We all know the risks. Once it’s in the cloud, it not truly private.