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Explicit media, scandal or criminal offence?
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Explicit media, scandal or criminal offence?

Dozens of celebrities, including the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande, have been subjected to a hacking scandal via the forum 4Chan which has led to nude media being posted of them online without their consent. This is an issue that crops up so frequently in the media that we may not even register surprise at it; from Kim Kardashian's sex tape leaked by her ex boyfriend Ray-J to Vanessa Hudgens nude photos in 2007 (which Disney made her make a formal apology for). We have become so desensitised to the severity of this issue that some feel it's a topic to be joked about. Take Ricky Gervais's tweet as an example; "Celebrities, make it harder for people to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer". This perp...