Last month, photos of more than 100 celebrities were hacked and posted on the popular image board site 4chan. The photos soon spread to Reddit, taking residence in the disgustingly named sub-Reddit, TheFappening.
But if wealthy, protected celebrities like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence are not safe from hackers, is anyone? The answer is, unfortunately, no.
Fortunately though there are women dedicated to stopping the theft of personal photos. One woman, Charlotte Laws, has made it nearly a full-time job to stop personal photos from being spread and published without consent.
Laws was instrumental in getting the popular revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com taken down. She also testified in front of the California State Senate and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Urban Outfitters is a corporate haven for indie kids who do not actually want to support indie stores.
A blood-splattered pullover sweater titled “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt,” priced at a cool $129, went live on the site with the description “washed soft and perfectly broken in, this vintage Kent State sweatshirt is cut in a loose, slouchy fit. Excellent vintage condition. We only have one, so get it or regret it!”
If anyone reading this is unclear whether or not to shell out more than $100 on a tacky, offensive sweater, please be advised you actually will regret it.
However, someone somewhere thought it was a good idea, because as of 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 15, the sweater was sold out. Kent State University issued a statement saying, “May 4, 1970, was a watershed moment for the country and especially the Kent State family. We lost four students that day while nine others were wounded and countless others were changed forever. We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit.”
Urban Outfitters issued an apology, however it was still a not hot moment.