Hackers say they will publish naked photos of Emma Watson in retaliation to her UN speech.
Actress Emma Watson is being singled out by hackers and this is presumably because of the speech she made at the UN, claiming she was a feminist.
To generate more hype, the hackers show a count-down timer along with a picture of Emma wiping away tears. It is accompanied with the caption “Never forget, the biggest to come thus far”.
The site was allegedly created by members of the online forum 4chan, which has been in the news of late for the leaking of pictures of celebs such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. “She makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online” writes one member.
Recently appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma urged both sexes to bring back feminism” for everyone’s benefit. Launching the HeForShe” campaign in her first speech at UN headquarters, New York, the Harry Potter star encouraged men to stand up for women. Described as the “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity,” she told her audience that feminism was about equality and not about man-hating.
Talking about her decision to become a feminist, Emma told the audience that she had done so at the age of 8, when she realized that she was being called bossy for wanting to direct a play that they were putting on for their parents, but the boys were not.
A student of Oxford and Brown university, Watson, a French-born English actress and model is most known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series; winning several awards for her work and more than £10 millions.
4chan, which was made in 2003 by a 15 year old American school boy, Christopher Poole in 2003 was created to ensure complete freedom from rules without the fear of prosecution.
Last month, more than a hundred celebs were affected by the scandal. An unknown hacker took explicit photos and videos from Apple’s iCloud service.
Apple, which is outraged by this attack, urges its members to enable two step verification to ensure privacy and security of their information.
Over the weekend, celebrities including Vanessa Hudgens, Amber Heard and Kim Kardashian were picked on – and more alleged naked photos were leaked.