She has been keeping a dignified silence since her nude selfies were hacked but finally Jennifer Lawrence opened up and – in style, covering the November issue of Vanity Fair. “It is my body and it should be my choice” is the quote on the cover which features the 24-year-old looking radiant. Inside Jennifer calls the photo theft “a sex crime” saying, “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.”
The images hacked from her iCloud account, Jennifer says, were taken for her then boyfriend and fellow actor Nicholas Hoult. Although she does not name him specifically, the Hunger Games star says, “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years,’ she told the magazine. ‘It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”
Making headlines earlier this month with other celebs whose nudes were hacked such as Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union and Vanessa Hudgens, Lawrence says her first reaction was worry about her career. “I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career,” Jennifer says.
“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,” Jennifer adds.
The actress adds she wanted to write a statement when the images first surfaced but was too lost for words. Even now she is angered by the hack and people’s reactions to it.
“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. 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,” she continues.
With her love life with Chris Martin on the up and her career unscathed by the images, Jennifer seems well on the way to recovery.