Subscriber Account active since. Hudgens rose to fame playing Gabriella Montez in the "High School Musical" movies, and said she thought the leak could be the result of an extreme interest in the personal lives of celebrities. It feels like that shouldn't be the case, but unfortunately if enough people are interested, they're going to do everything they can to get to know as much about you as they can The actress also spoke about her experiences with the MeToo movement in Hollywood, telling Cosmo, "I have been in situations where I've been talked to in inappropriate ways, but right then, in that moment, I was the person to just say, 'No. Why would you say that? You're completely out of line.
Vanessa Hudgens Reflects on 'Traumatizing' Nude Photo Leak 10 Years Later
Vanessa Hudgens Opened up About Her Leaked Nude Photos
More than a decade after her nude pictures were leaked, actress Vanessa Hudgens called the invasion of privacy "traumatizing," marking a reversal from her public apology at the time. The "High School Musical" star was 18 when the pictures leaked in and she faced public backlash, including accusations that she wasn't a good role model for her young Disney Channel fans. As the pictures circulated on the internet, Hudgens issued a public apology , saying she was "embarrassed over the situation" and regretted taking the photos. Yet her recent comments, which mark an about-face from her initial expression of regret, come after more people realize she was a victim of a crime. After actress Jennifer Lawrence's personal photos were posted on the message board 4chan in , a situation she defined as a "sex crime," more people displayed their support, signaling a change in societal attitudes. Perez Hilton, who initially shared Lawrence's pictures, issued an apology , stating that his actions were "wrong.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Back in September , a slew of nude photos of thenyear-old Vanessa Hudgens were leaked online, and the actress is reflecting on the horrible breach of privacy in a new interview with Cosmopolitan UK. It's really fed up that people feel like they are entitled enough to share something that personal with the world," she told the publication. It feels like that shouldn't be the case, but unfortunately if enough people are interested, they're going to do everything they can to get to know as much about you as they can, which is flattering, I guess, but then people take it too far and end up divulging things that should be personal.
When Vanessa Hudgens 's nude photos were stolen and made public without her consent, it was , the star had just turned 18, and her career was skyrocketing thanks to her success in High School Musical. At the time, Vanessa apologized for the leak even though it certainly wasn't her fault. Now, with more than a decade to reflect, Vanessa talked about the leak with a different tone, recognizing it for what it was: a gross invasion of her privacy. Vanessa brought up an important line that so often gets crossed: Just because someone is in the public eye doesn't mean they owe it to fans to divulge everything about themselves, and they certainly don't owe it to anyone to reveal their bodies in ways they don't want to. Regardless of celebrity, each person can choose how, when, and to whom they want to show their body.