“Blindsided And Angry” Iggy Azalea Has Deleted Her Social Media Following Nude Photo Leak
Iggy Azalea has deactivated her social media accounts after nude photos of her were leaked online.
The pop star did a shoot with GQ in 2016 which included some topless photos which were never published.
However, the photographs were recently release online without her consent by an unknown person.
In a now deleted statement, Iggy said that she was surprised the photos were not deleted after the final pics were chosen for the magazine.
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” she said.
The star opened up about the abuse and harassment she’s faced since the photos were leaked.
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted.
A lot of the comments I see from men, in particular, taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regards to my body has honestly disturbed me,” she wrote.
“The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up.”
“If you’ve ever been humiliated before in front of family & those you care about maybe you can relate to what I’m going through. It’s like a nuclear bomb that explodes and not only destroys you emotionally but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life, affecting your relationships& people who matter most too,” she explained.
The Fancy singer added that she is planning on finding the culprit and pressing charges.
“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”
She asked that people think about how they would feel if they were in her situation, explaining that she would take a break from social media.
“I don’t feel there is anywhere I can retreat to or that I have a ‘happy place’ I can wait in until it all blows over.
Please think of how you might feel if the shoe was yours to wear.”
“I have seen some really vicious s*** written in the last 24 hours and it is too much negativity for me to handle. For now it’s best to keep my accounts deactivated. Please be kinder to one another.”
Photographer Nino Muñoz who took the photos headed to Instagram to say that the photos had been “stolen and published” without his permission.
“My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected. I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served,” he said.
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