Ricky Gervais has received a backlash on Twitter after suggesting that the celebrities who had their nude photos hacked were to blame…because they shouldn’t have been posting them in the first place.
He may be right but the timing is a little “too soon” for victims of the hacked nude photos.
The British comedian posted a message to his 5.99 million followers writing, “Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer.”
His comment was quickly criticized online, and he was forced to delete the tweet before backtracking on the controversial claim.
A subsequent message reads, “Of course the hackers are 100 per cent to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don’t portray your true serious feelings on a subject.”
He then added, “It’s more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.”
A list of the alleged victims of the hacked nude photos, which are said to total 101 people, had their nude private photos posted online by the hacker.
A few of these celebrities featured in the sexy nude pictures being leaked include Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton.
The anonymous person also admitted that they were unhappy with how much money he or she has made from circulating the stolen photographs.
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