BuzzFeed – Reddit users, having viewed the illegally obtained and invasive photographs of hundreds of innocent women, have decided to raise money for a prostate cancer research charity. They have raised over $4,000 so far. The donation page was initially called “Jennifer Lawrence and Reddit”, but was later renamed “The Fappening” to highlight the fact that the actress had not been consulted on the choice of charity, and to reflect the given name of the leak of the nude photos. Reddit users have been leaving comments on the site and the donation page discussing their decision to give money to charity. Reaction on Twitter has been divided. Some believe it perpetuates rape culture. Others see the movement as something good that has come from the leak.
Alright I officially have no idea what is going on anymore. The overall reaction to the Fappening has been so fucking confusing. I understand that its scummy that someone hacked into people’s personal pictures. I get that its an invasion of privacy. But the backlash this time around has been absurd. Like websites and blogs and people choosing not to discuss these pictures because they are taking some sort of moral stand is such a joke. Its just more of the phony public outrage that constantly consumes society. This is not the first celebrity cell phone to be hacked. This is not the first celebrity sex tape to be leaked. When Pam Anderson or Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton’s sex tape came out nobody stood together and vowed not to watch and not to discuss. When Scar Jo and Blake Lively and Miley Cyrus and Kesha had their phones hacked and their pictures leaked, nobody decided to donate to fucking prostate cancer in their honor. Again, I get that its kinda fucked up but thats basically what the entire internet and celebrity life is predicated upon. Paparazzi invade their privacy every day and we all ogle those pictures. Whether its right or not, this is the life of celebrities. Why The Fappenning all the sudden has everyone wearing their White Hat is confusing.
Almost as confusing as the Reddit nerds donating to prostate cancer right now. What the fuck is that about? “J Law got her pictures hacked and we’re all super excited about it but we’re also feeling guilty so lets donate to prostate cancer!” I mean, hey, I guess its a good thing. If all these guys donated 1 dollar for every nut they busted over these pictures in an effort to save other dudes nuts, testicles and prostates everywhere would be safe. But the logic behind it is so ridiculous. Its like going to confession after you willingly commit your sins. I know its wrong to invade her privacy but fuck it I’ll donate 5 bucks to prostate cancer after this.
But thats just the internet age we live in these days. Weirdos on Reddit and 4Chan and Twitter hacking people and leaking nudes and everyone masturbating and then starting kickstarters so they don’t feel bad about it. And thats find. Nobody should feel bad about it and we dont need the phony High Horse routine. Thats just the fucked up nature of the internet.
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