In the words of Beyonce herself, BOW DOWN BITCHES: Jennifer Lawrence has used her cover feature in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair to call out those who stole, leaked, and looked at her nude photos.
"It's not a scandal," she said (correctly). "It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting."
"The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody's mind is to make a profit from it. It's so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside. Anybody who looked at those photos; you're perpetuating a sexual offence. You should cower with shame."
She's right. That's just the end of it: she is right. She is SO right, and any other argument is wrong, and if you HEAR any other argument, you call out that person and show them this. (Or any other page or site featuring Jennifer Lawrence's words.) She's a person, damn it. And the crime — obviously — scared the shit out of her.
"I was just so afraid," she continued. "I didn't know how this would affect my career. Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean thtat it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe we even live in that kind of world."
Pick up the issue on newstands on October 14 for the full feature, or tomorrow digitally.