ByHeather Snowden, writer at
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Heather Snowden

How on Earth Jennifer Lawrence manages to look sexy and poised on a rearing stallion, us mere mortals will never know. But, of course, she does and although JLaw is known for her adorably quirky ways, she's not just horsing around for fun.

By Mikael Jansson
By Mikael Jansson

The photo shoot is part of a recently released, in-depth interview with Vogue Magazine, in which JLaw covers everything from the screenplay she's currently developing alongside Amy Schumer to her next movie, Passengers, jokily described as, "a space movie with Chris Pratt.” The conversation kicks off, however, with an unfortunate and unsavory topic which harks back to the 2014 nude photograph leaks that affected not only Lawrence but a myriad of other celebrities including Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst.

The photographs were posted on several sites including 4Chan, Reddit and Twitter, and Lawrence, who was 24 at the time, was understandably devastated, not to mention disgusted and afraid. Would the leak end her career? Her credibility?

By Mikael Jansson
By Mikael Jansson

Clearly her career is doing just fine and her street cred is still very much intact, but when Vogue asked whether her perspective has changed within the last year, they were not met with a positive response.

“It was all pain and no gain. But I don’t dwell on it unless someone brings it up. Have you seen me naked?”

Which, to be honest, I think is a toned down answer, given the scale of the incident and how devastated she was at the time.

In an interview with Vanity Fair last November, she talked about her attempts at writing a public statement over the incident, but every time she tried to pen something she just ended up crying and angry.

“I can't even describe to anybody what it feels like to have my naked body shoot across the world like a news flash against my will. It just makes me feel like a piece of meat that's being passed around for a profit.”

When a person is in the public eye all the time, sometimes it's easy to forget that they are human, too; and an invasion of privacy, on this scale especially, is not forgivable just because they're famous.

“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 that 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 that we even live in that kind of world."
By Mikael Jansson
By Mikael Jansson

Last but by no means least, Lawrence made the poignant addition that referring to incidents such as this as a 'scandal' totally undermines the damage caused.

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.
“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don't want to get mad, but at the same time I'm thinking, I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

What do you think?

Source: Vogue, Vanity Fair

Images: Mikael Jansson


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