Vanity Fair released the full interview with actress Jennifer Lawrence in which she discussed the nude photo scandal that rocked Hollywood in late-August.
Lawrence, a primary target in the scandal, reportedly called out celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for sharing explicit images of her on his website. He removed the photographs shortly after he posted them and apologized by saying he’s often forced to make “quick decisions” at work.
“He took it down because people got pissed, and that’s the only reason why,” she said. “And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was, ‘I just didn’t think about it.’ ‘I just didn’t think about it’ is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself.”
Model Kate Upton, Meagan Good, and Kaley Kuoco were among the list of more than 100 celebrity female victims in what Lawrence previously referred to as a “sex crime.”
It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to change, and we need to change… The fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thing that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being so thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.
Despite Lawrence’s belief, Hilton insisted he used better judgement when deciding to remove the images and reportedly promised to never again post risqué photographs of celebrities on his website.
“I was never contacted by her publicist or her lawyer,” he relayed in a video message. “I genuinely took the photos down because I stopped and thought about it — and because of you. A lot of you let me know that my actions were wrong. I didn’t even stop to think about my actions.”