In her first interview about the celebrity hacking scandal, Jennifer Lawrence is condemning anyone who looked at her private nude pics on the Internet as a sex criminal.
"Anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame . . . . . I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body," she tells Vanity Fair in a cover story that is available online today and will be on newsstands Thursday.
The 24-year-old "Hunger Games" star scolded tabloids for their absorption with "negativity" and had harsh words for the hackers who accessed the pics and sowed them throughout cyber space in an epic leak that is now under investigation by the F.B.I.
"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," she told writer Sam Kashner, adding that she wanted to see laws changed to hold websites accountable for publishing private, unauthorized materials. "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 is so beyond me. I just can't imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside."
The 3,000-word story also provided some insight into why Lawrence allowed revealing pictures to be taken of her in the first place. "I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you," Lawrence said.
(Sheila Anne Feeney)