Nude Celebrities Photo Scandal: Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, and More Stars Slam Hackers

Lena Dunham and Emma Watson
Celebrities like Emma Watson and Lena Dunham expressed their outrage about the nude celebrity photo leak which included victims like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton -- read their reactions here. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The industry gets involved. After naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and more celebrities leaked online from a phone hacking scheme this past weekend, their Hollywood peers reacted on social media, expressing outrage about the gross invasion of privacy.

Emma Watson condemned not only the hackers who released the private photographs, but also those who blamed the celebrities, rather than the hackers, in the scandal.

Watson is close friends with Jennifer Lawrence, whose rep told Us Weekly that the hacking scandal was a "flagrant violation of privacy."

Like Watson, Lena Dunham beseeched fans to empathize with the victims. "Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again," the Girls creator wrote Monday, Sept. 1. "It's not okay."

Actor Seth Rogen likened the photo leak to selling stolen goods.

Raising Hope actor Lucas Neff, meanwhile, took it a step further and compared the stolen photos to sexual assault.

Unlike his peers, outrageous British comedian Ricky Gervais found himself in some hot water after showing a lack of sympathy for the victims. "Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer," he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. After fans attacked Gervais for his lack of sensitivity to the scandal, the Office star played off his initial comment as a joke. "Offense is the collateral damage of free speech," he wrote Monday. "Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing."

The FBI is currently investigating the iCloud leak and told the Associated Press on Monday that they were "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and [are] addressing the matter."

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