Your views on celebrity photo theft

We got several responses to last week’s question about the hacker who broke into the cell phones of dozens of female celebrities and posted their nude photos online.

Reader Michelle Wallace argues this was akin to rape: “Blaming the victims by saying that they should have never taken the photos is disgusting. They were behind several layers of authentication and expected to be secure. Blaming them for taking nude photos is like telling someone, ‘Well if you didn’t want your flat screen stolen then you should never have bought it. Just because you have multiple locks on all possible entry points doesn’t mean you should have expected it to be secure.’ … They own their own bodies and no one else should access their accounts. If taking nude pictures makes them happy then more power to them. … No different than the robber selling your things to a pawn shop.”

Your thoughts? Email rrollins@coxohio.com.

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