Monica Lewinsky in Vanity Fair: Infamous Former White House Intern Pens Article Slamming Hackers
On Friday Sept. 12, Monica Lewinsky published her second piece as contributor for Vanity Fair titled "Nude Traffic: When Have We Crossed the Double Yellow Line?"
In the piece, Lewinsky addresses the latest "Fappening" celebrity nude photo leak involving celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, E! News reports. Lewinsky also recalls a time when she, too fell victim to an attempted photo leak during her affair with President Bill Clinton.
"In the last week or two, as new batches of nude celebrity pictures have circulated around the Web -- again violating the privacy of the women depicted -- I was reminded of the few moments of sheer panic I had undergone before I realized my photos were not real. I felt compassion for these young women," Lewinsky writes.
The former White House intern then goes on to reveal her "outrage" towards the hackers that invaded the private lives of so many celebrities in the recent weeks.
"Like so many others, I feel outrage -- as a fellow victim, as a civilized individual, and as a woman -- when other women are so easily and publicly violated," she continues.
Lewinsky later takes a jab at today's society -- which she describes as an "an image-and trivia-fueled culture" -- for taking part in the exploitation of the celebrity victims of the nude photo leak.
"It is immaterial that the recently purloined photos revealed under-dressed celebrities," she adds. "And, yet, being human we often find ourselves torn between our own right to privacy and our dissolute desires as voyeurs and gossips in an image-and trivia-fueled culture. How much we indulge our inquiring minds is an individual choice. But certainly we can agree that stolen private nudes of actresses (or of anyone, really) is crossing the double yellow line."
In addition to Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, other celebrities that have been victimized by the massive hack include Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Jill Scott, and many more.
E! News reports that the FBI is currently investigating who hacked and leaked the naked photos of these celebrities.