Celebgate Has Taken Over The Internet


(PCM) Throughout Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday morning, hoards of nude celebrity photographs were leaked onto the internet and it has created quite a frenzy. The images were obtained through various hacks and initially put up on 4chan in one of the biggest leaks we have ever seen. The photos included nudes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Ritter, Hope Solo and many, many more. Soon after the initial leak, the incident became referred to as “The Fappening” and was soon exploding all over social media. It has been a publicity nightmare for all of the stars involved in the leak and many have confirmed the authenticity of the images being outrages at the blatant violation of their privacy. Others have claimed that the images of fakes, but that has not stopped internet users from going on a frenzy to still grab a quick peek at the snaps to judge for themselves. Authorities have been contacted in regards to the leak and there has been no word on the legal ramifications for those involved with the “Fappening”. Twitter has stepped up and suspended multiple accounts that were sharing the images and many file sharing accounts and even 4chan itself was down for a little while this afternoon. While the details about how the photos were initially obtained are sketchy right now, many are claiming that the images came from the star’s private iCloud accounts which were hacked. The iCloud lets users sync data and images between all of their devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and desktop computer. Last week, an unidentified user on 4chan was bragging that he had managed to gain access to the private and nude celebrity photos. He claimed that he would make more of the images and even video available if people were to give him Bitcoins and donations to his Paypal account. The user has claimed responsibility for the Celebgate or rather “The Fappening” hack. Many of the celebrities who had their privacy violated have taken to social media to express their thoughts and comments on about the situation. “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” actress Mary E. Winstad said “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.¬†Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.” Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice said “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended* While many of the initial photo galleries have been taken down, it seems that every few moments a new gallery is popping up in a new location. A simple Google search for either “celebgate” or “the fappening” will bring up tons of results. The Full List Of Alleged Naked Celebrities on the 4chan Threat List: AJ Michalka, American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician Alyson ‘Aly’ Michalka, AJ’s sister, also an American actress Allegra Carpenter, actress, best known for The Fault In Our Stars Abigail Spencer, American actress Alana Blanchard, American professional surfer and bikini model Alexa Jane, model Angelina McCoy, actress, best known for Enchanted Anna O’Neill Ashley Blankenship, actress, appeared in The Wolf Of Wall Street Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian Abigail ‘Abby’ Elliott, American actress, voice actress and comedian AnnaLynne McCord, actress and model Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter Amber Heard, American actress and model Rebecca ‘Becca’ Tobin, actress, singer, and dancer Brie Larson, American actress, screenwriter, director and singer Brittany Booker Candace Smith, American lawyer, actress, model, and beauty queen Candice Swanepoel, South African fashion model, best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret Cara Delevingne, English fashion model Carley Pope, Canadian actress Carmella Carcia Carrie Michalka Cat Deeley, English television presenter, actress, singer and model Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress Chloe Dykstra, actress and model Clare Bowen, Australian actress and singer Dove Cameron, 18-year-old U.S. actress and singer Elena Satine, Georgian-American actress and singer Elle Evans, American model and actress Ellenore Scott Emily Browning, Australian film actress and singer Emily DiDonato, model from New York Emily Ratajkowski, British-born model and actress Erin Cummings, American actress Erin Heatherton, American fashion model and actress Farrah Abraham, TV personality, author and pornographic actress Gabrielle Union, American actress and former model Gabi Grecko Hayden Panettiere, U.S. actress, model and singer Hope Solo, American goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Marks, Canadian model Hilary Duff, American actress and singer-songwriter Jacqueline Dunford Janelle Ginestra Jennifer Lawrence, American actress Jessiqa Pace Jessica Dunford Jessica Riccardi, model Jesse Golden JoJo, American singer, songwriter and actress Joanna Krupa, Polish American model and actress Jennifer ‘Jenny’ McCarthy, American model and actress Josie Loren, U.S. actress Joy Corrigan Kaley Cuoco, American actress Kaime O’Teter Kate Upton, American model and actress Kate Bosworth, American actress Kelly Brook, English model, actress and TV presenter Lauren ‘Keke’ Palmer, American actress and singer-songwriter Kim West, American TV personality socialite Kirsten Dunst, American actress, singer, model and director Krysten Ritter, U.S. actress, musician, and former model Lake Bell, American actress Laura Ramsey, film and television actress Lea Michele, actress and singer, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox TV series Glee Leelee Sobieski, actress Leven Rambin, American actress Lisa Kelly, American trucker who appeared in Ice Road Truckers Lisalla Montenegro, Brazilian model Lindsay Clubine Lizzy Caplan, American actress Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress and fashion designer Mary Elizabeth Winstead, actress and recording artist McKayla Maroney, artistic gymnast Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer Meagan Good, actress Megan Boone, actress Michelle Keegan, British actress Mikayla Pierce Misty Treanor, retired American beach volleyball player Nina Stavris Rachel Nichols, American actress and model Rihanna, singer Sarah Shahi, American actress Sahara Ray Sarah Schneider, American writer, actress, and comedian ScarJo (possibly Scarlett Johansson, actress) Selena Gomez, American actress and singer Shannon McNally, singer-songwriter Tameka Jacobs Teresa Palmer, Australian actress and model Uldouz Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer Victoria Justice, Nickelodeon actress Wailana Geisen Winona Ryder, American actress Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress Alison Brie (U.S. actress) and Dave Franco (U.S. actor)