Sia halts nude photo sale by releasing the image herself

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Enigmatic singer (and film director) Sia maintains her allure by concealing her face behind elaborate wigs and various other headdresses. Would it surprise you to hear that, when faced with adversity, Sia isn’t afraid to expose her naked bum?

On Monday, the 41-year-old Australian crooner Tweeted a blurry photo of her nude backside, taken by a paparazzo while she was standing on a balcony somewhere. She shared that the photographer (or agency) told her that there were 15 un-blurred shots of her that were ready to be sold. Becoming the hero we didn’t know we needed, Sia stopped the sale dead in its tracks by sharing the photo with her 3.4 million followers. All I’m saying is that if If I had curves like that, I’d post my tush all over social media. Believe that.

Sia added the cheeky (sorry) caption, “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” That last line is a plug for her upcoming Christmas album, featuring ten original holiday tunes. The first song off the album, with the vaguely ominous title “Santa’s Coming for Us,” has already been released and it’s kinda awesome. Mariah Carey should be worried, as her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” may no longer be the top Christmas tune after this. As much as I hate hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, I encourage you to give this a listen. The whole album will drop on November 17.

I loved Sia, the singer, before this (“The Greatest” is my go-to gym empowerment song) and now I love Sia, the woman, even more. So does Twitter.

Back in October of 2013, Sia wrote an article for Billboard entitled “My Anti-Fame Manifesto,” where she promised that “me and fame will never be married.” With this power move, Sia proved that and, by taking matters into her own hands, has proven that she’s a strong-willed, take no crap kind of woman. She is awesome.

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  1. DazLondon says:

    JFC The crap women are expected to put up with

  2. Danielle says:

    Those photographers who do this should be arrested why isn’t taking naked photos of someone without permission illegal

  3. Here or There says:

    Wow, that is catchy.

  4. Hmm.... says:

    Wait, am I missing something? How does releasing one blurry picture stop the sale of the other, clearer images?

    • Neva_D says:

      It doesn’t stop the sale, but the value drastically decreases if the images are already out there.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Potential buyers pay for the novelty. The less we’ve seen of someone before, the more they are willing to pay. Before this, the pictures would be probably pretty profitable, because SIA is famous and she’s always covered. But now as all people can see her naked behind for free, other pictures are basically worthless, no matter the quality.

      As an example: Kate Winslet is even more famous than SIA, but no one would pay big money for her naked pictures, because she’s always naked in her movies.

      Famous parents do the same thing with their kids: they won’t be stalked for pictures if they post the picture of their newborn on social media.

  5. Serene Wolf says:

    I feel like doing this for my Christmas card.🎅🙌 Well played, Sia.

  6. tracking says:

    Awful situation, but handled like a boss.

  7. Alix says:

    That album cover is magical.

  8. Des says:

    I want the name of the photographer and his agency. Scum.

  9. Anare says:

    That song is catchy af. Oh oh… ear worm! 🎅🏻

  10. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    Maybe I need to listen to the song 2 or 20 more times to feel it, but as of now it’s not my favorite.

    But I love the twisted take on a holiday Oompa Loompa, that photo is pure magic.

    • KC says:

      @Psu Doh Nihm, I’m with you. I wasn’t overly impressed. Perhaps this entry hyped me up. I think too, even though her songs are catchy and musically appealing (I can only think of 3 now) I get so turned off by the warbly lyrics. It annoys me that she seems too lazy to enunciate. Then I feel bad because I wonder if it’s on account of her accent or a lisp. Then I’m mad because I’ve got this inner dilemma where I can’t tell whether I should disdain her songs or need sensitivity training!😣

  11. lautie says:

    i love looove looove Sia…….much love for her from Ghana!!!!

  12. Pandy says:

    Smart move!!

  13. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Been a Sia fan since before she got really big and well known (I’ve seen hee in concert multiple times). She was always such a fun stage presence- this is before she started wearing the face wigs and stuff as well. She’s one of my all time favorite singers and such a witty and funny person. It’s crappy that she or any woman would bw pur in this position but I applaud that she took the power back.

  14. Bonbon says:

    Awesome reaction by Sia, but so terribly awful that she had to release a private moment just to stop some lowlife asshole profiting from it. What a world we’re living in, huh.

  15. Patty says:

    That song is awful. Mariah’s got nothing to worry about.