I just put up a post on Tumblr, because I was pissed as hell when I heard this, and it is definitely up Tumblr's alley, but since I typed it all out - and since I'm still pissed - I thought I'd go ahead and share it here as well.
I turned on the TV the other day and The Wendy Williams Show was on and she was talking about the Jennifer Lawrence nude pics, so I figured it would be full of great talk about rape culture. It was not. Instead, Wendy Williams had this to say…
"Jennifer Lawrence, you want to know what? Don’t sweat this, young lady. I mean, you’re the one who took the pictures. And now she’s telling us why she took the pictures. She took the pictures because she had a four year long distance relationship with her boyfriend. Mind you, she’s only 24 years old. She said, ‘Either he could look at my naked pictures or he could look at porn.’ Well how about - well, no, 24, she’s still young - men would look at both. You know what I mean? I mean, not for nothing. If you ask any hot-blooded man, he would say he’ll look at your naked pictures, but he’s also going to look at porn. But, she was young when the relationship started. She said that having him be able to look at her pictures is what sustained that relationship for the four years, because they were long distance. In my opinion, if she would just stop talking about the cloud and the naked pictures, it’d go away! We’d all forget - like we’d forget about it. Really! Besides, Jen, you don’t look bad under your clothes. And this - I think the hackilation has actually made your career even hotter. Because she was red hot before, but now it’s like heat-seeking missile hot. So hold your head up with pride."
And the audience cheered and clapped and agreed with her. Listen, Wendy Williams, we shouldn’t just stop talking about it and forget about it. THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT NEEDS TO BE HAD.
Jennifer Lawrence has stated - and I agree with her - that what has happened here is a sex crime. She has made it very clear how she feels about all of this…“It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
But what Wendy Williams is basically saying here is, ‘Don’t worry about it, Jen, cuz it’s totally done wonders for your career and you're a hottie anyways and what did you expect when you took the pictures?’ And that should not fly with anyone.