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Chinese Media Publish Hacked Nude Celebrity Photos

Posted: 09/3/2014 9:23 am

paparazziIt may have taken a while for the ALS ice bucket challenge to infiltrate China, but there’s no such delay on news that naked photographs of female Western stars have been leaked online.

Sina Entertainment wants to ensure Chinese readers fully understand the complexities of this scandal by publishing these nude photos, albeit lightly harmonized with mosaic censoring.

The flip side is many people in China haven’t heard of these stars. Here’s the Sina Entertainment post from yesterday (emphasis added):

hacked hollywood nudes

#Hollywood Sexy Photos-gate
Second crop of nude photographs of “cousins” have been revealed [breakdown.emo]

At present, a spokesperson for Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed that she will take legal measures against the person responsible. Also involved with the scandal are Spider-Man actress Kirsten Dunst and milkshake supermodel Kate Upton among many.

The person identified in the scandalous photos is Kiki Dunst, not Kirsten Dunst. All the same, there may be a correlation between Upton and milkshakes for which Sina may explain later.

READ: Guangdong official sacked over nude photos published by mistress

Sina Entertainment then informed us that there may be more news in the future by calculating the number of people left who have yet to have their privacy violated:

hacked hollywood nudes

#Hollywood Sexy Photos-gate
May involve up to a hundred celebrities; Avril (Lavigne) and others on list [surprise.emo]
Leaked nude photographs of female stars have shocked the world, but the amount that was revealed yesterday is just the tip of the iceberg! Popular singers Rihanna, Avril (Lavigne), celebrity Scarlett Johannson, and (Johnny) Depp’s fiancee Amber Heard are among the people in the collection of photographs. There are a total of 101 female celebrities upon this list. There already have been 17 people exposed, making for 84 people who have yet to be exposed. 

However, if you’re wondering how pictures of naked people (famous or non-famous) can be published in China when all pornography is illegal, this latest update seems to say it’s okay if they are hacked by foreigners:

#Hollywood Sex Photos-gate;
May involve up to a hundred celebrities; FBI, Apple to make investigations

A sensation was exposed world-wide on Sept 1. A foreign hacker had exploited a loophole in the Apple iCloud service to illegally obtain naked pictures of several famous female movie stars. A netizen had posted a screenshot of the desktop of the suspected leaker of the photographs in which a full list of the celebrities photographed naked can be seen. Added up, this list of female celebrities numbers 101 people.

China has been accused of being involved in the use of computer hackers from countries like Canada and the United States, though it’s not known if they too have illegally obtained nude photos of celebrities.

READ: Married man uses nude photo to blackmail 14 year-old
Guangdong girl into bed

Comments by Chinese netizens regarding this international news article include the following:

To this unscrupulous hacker, I would like to say: you have done well.

So, it turns out that Edison Chen is in line with the rest of the world after all.

What kind of sex scandal is this? These pictures were taken by these people themselves and put on their own phones, which were hacked. Once disseminated, this internet security can’t be relied upon at all… These hackers are too perverted. If you want to see for yourself, then go ahead; but if for these photos to start spreading virally…

Upon seeing our national headlines have all been taken over by Chinese entertainment circles, I am humiliated to the point of anger. You’re pushing your luck, female foreign celebrities!


Photos: Sina Entertainment (2, 3), Wishwantwear


Female Students Strip Naked in Protest at Guangzhou University

Posted: 04/21/2014 6:35 pm

university of technology female student naked protest[This article may contain material offensive to some readers]

This morning, Weibo user @Morning Sunbeams of Southern China made a post that contained all of the pictures seen in this blog.

For context that may explain these photographs, text was added to these photographs. These words said:

Guangzhou female university students suddenly take their clothes off in public. Under the gaze of everyone’s eyes, these women were not shy in the slightest. Male students at Guangzhou University City (Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center) have gone crazy.

Upon further analysis of the photographs, signs could be seen that read “Stop looking at us through lusty lenses”“Cherish the worth of the female sex” and “We need equal opportunities for employment”.

Online debate of this protest was fast and but not spurious. A user named Chaozhoufangua(潮州翻瓜) wrote: There are many ways of protests. Why baring yourself? For the attention? Most of the people only talked about the nudity anyway.

On the contrary, Weibo user Maskmagician opined: Our Chinese national characteristics are not fit these “open” protests. It’s disgusting and is purely for the attention. I am not even bothered to repost this story.

Opinions differing as they will, job discrimination is still a factor for today’s women. The job market in China is expected to be much tougher than last year as 8 million graduates will soon be flooding into the country’s various job markets, Sina reported on April 21. Last year, the number was recorded around 7 million and it was already called as the “toughest employment season ever” by some media reports.

It was certainly fortuitous that a crowd of photographers was on hand to record this extremely rare occurrence of women “suddenly” taking their clothes off in a planned media stunt that is sure to gather attention for many things if not for the alarming fact that China’s body painting technology is decades behind that of the West.

The Nanfang will continue to follow this story as more details are uncovered.

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Natalie Wang contributed to this report.

Pictures: Weibo account, club isso


Naked pictures of Guangzhou woman sent to her friends and family

Posted: 08/15/2012 7:00 am

There’s feeling rejected, and then there’s taking revenge: one ganma, or surrogate mother, in Guangzhou chose the later after her god-daughter rejected a boyfriend she recommended.  In China there is a concept called the 干妈 (ganma), which is similar to an unofficial godmother who tries to take on the mother’s role in a younger person’s life.  

It all started when the ganma, surnamed Yuan, brought home a prospective boyfriend for Miss Huang.  Huang didn’t like the guy, and basically told him to buzz off.  But Yuan was none-too-pleased, and began exacting revenge.

Shortly after the rejection, Huang was mortified when she discovered naked photos of herself were sent to her friends and family accompanied by threatening text messages, according to local media.

The series of messages and ensuing dispute continued for over a month. Initially, Huang suspected that her ex-boyfriend was behind it, but it emerged that he was abroad receiving medical treatment. It was later discovered that the pictures and messages had been sent by her ganma, Yuan.  She did it to avenge Huang’s rejection of a prospective boyfriend she had introduced.

Yuan could face jail time for the severe invasion of privacy.

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