LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) —
Mary Elizabeth Winstead was one of the victims targeted by hackers who leaked nude and semi-nude photos of female celebrities on the Internet board 4chan over the weekend, but the actress’ response to the issue prompted users to slam her on Twitter.
“Going on an internet break. Feel free to my @’s for a glimpse of what it’s like to be a woman who speaks up about anything on twitter,” the actress, 29, wrote on the social media site on Sunday after seemingly receiving multiple hate messages following the leak.
Winstead was among the first to address the scandal on Sunday shaming those who were looking at photos she took with her husband “years ago.”
To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.Ã¢ € ” Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
The Smashed star went on to condemn those who committed the offense, writing that they had gone above and beyond to find the images and shared her sympathy for all the victims.
Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.Ã¢ € ” Mary E. Winstead (@M_E_Winstead) August 31, 2014
But her comments where somehow misconstrued and Winstead was bullied off Twitter by users like @JuveRelated.
@M_E_Winstead probably gonna fap to it tonight again, anything new to be released? Id love for a full sex scene if its not too much to ask.Ã¢ € ” JuventusNews (@JuveRelated) September 1, 2014
The actress returned to Twitter briefly on Tuesday to share an article claiming the leak should not be perceived as a “scandal,” but as a “sex crime.”
The FBI is said to be “addressing” the leak of hundreds of intimate celebrity photos that were allegedly hacked from their iCloud accounts over the weekend. While Jennifer Lawrence has been named the main victim of the offense — hackers claim to have accessed over 60 nude, semi-nude and bathing suit shots of the Oscar-winner — Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Victoria Justice were also targeted.