Is This Right? Artist to Feature Hacked Celebrity Nude Photos in ‘Art Exhibit’
A Florida art gallery is planning to use the illegally obtained and distributed nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton as part of their ‘Fear Google’ exhibit.
XVALA has vowed to use the hacked photos as part of his ‘Fear Google’ campaign which features “celebrities in their most vulnerable and private moments.”
“XVLA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall ‘Fear Google’ campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era,” said publicist Cory Allen.
“In today’s culture, everybody wants to know everything about everybody,” XVALA said. “An individual’s privacy has become everyone else’s business. It has become cash for cache.”
“The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today,” Allen added. “We all become ‘users’ and in the end, we become ‘used.’”
Oh man, deep…
Art or not, the FBI and the celebrities have vowed to go after those who obtained and distributed the hacked photos to “the fullest extent possible.”
On Monday, the FBI released a statement saying, “The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time.”
On Monday, a spokesperson for Lawrence said that “the authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Upton’s spokesperson also said, “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client, Kate Upton’s, privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.”