A woman who takes nude photos of herself and keeps them on her phone and does not willingly share them with anyone else has a right to expect that those photos will remain private, whether she is a celebrity or not. She did not choose to put the photos out there. She had no reason to expect they would be seen by others without her consent. Having your phone hacked and photos stolen is not part of celebrity. It’s a violation of her personal space, of her right to privacy.
Let’s not victim blame. Let’s not say things like “Well, if she wasn’t a celebrity they wouldn’t get spread around” or “if she didn’t take nude photos of herself this would not have happened.” She is a victim. It doesn’t matter if she is a star. She is a victim. And this all has very little to do with making money off the photos and everything to do with exerting power over a woman and making her feel helpless and weak and exploited.
This sucks for her and no one, but no one, should be taking an “oh well, you asked for it” stance with this. Her phone is her private property. Everything in that phone is private unless it’s given out willingly. She did not share these willingly. Do we get that? Do we get that her celebrity status has no bearing on whether or not these very personal, private photos should have been shared by some cretin on a power trip? Ok, good. Glad we cleared that up.