Jennifer Lawrence: 'I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body.'
Jennifer Lawrence covers Vanity Fair in November, and though her interview and photo shoot were done before the nude photo hacking scandal rocked her life on August 31, Vanity Fair decided to give her the last word. Reaching back out to the star to see how she was dealing and if she wanted to speak out, she gave them exactly what writer Sam Kashner expected, "I could just sense after having spent a little time with her that she would come out swinging."
Lawrence is, quite obviously, horrified and angry about what happened. She'd not previously spoken out about the incident, but in the new issue of VF, she explains "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.
Lawrence says the incident isn't a scandal, but a sex crime. "It is a sexual violation," she says. "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. I just can't imagine being that detached from humanity. I can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."
Our hearts ache for Jennifer, and for all the other women violated by this crime. As she says in the interview, friends and people she loves admitted that they'd seen the pictures. Her reaction? "I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body." And rightfully so.
Read more from Jennifer's interview with Vanity Fair here, and see more stunning photos from inside the magazine.
The November issue of Vanity Fair will be available Otober 8 in the digital editions, and on newsstands nationwide on October 14.
Photo Credit: Patrick Demarchelier exclusively for Vanity Fair
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