Monday, October 13, 2014
I don't think you're a bad person for looking at the naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence.
I see a link that says see Jennifer Lawrence's hacked leaked photos and I look for many reasons: is this real? I am curious. what's this like? what's this about? this is weird. did this really happen? It's something that never happened before.
You look at naked J Lawr, and you looked at footage of the twin towers burning on 9-11 too.
You didn't hack those photos, and you didn't fly a plane into that tower either.
Of course it's not the same, but what is the same is the experience of viewing versus doing.
Technology impacts life faster than our ability to develop a firm moral compass around it.
Celeb photos being stolen from a cloud is weird for all of us.
It's weird that there's a cloud.
What would make you a disgusting person is if you JUDGED the photos. Because judging does imply ownership or entitlement. If you judged her body, if you judged her for taking the photos, I'd say you need to check yourself, fool.
Life hurls us through time and sometimes life is simple and boring and orderly, but more often is chaotic and strange and unpredictable. We act and react. Someone gives us technology so we can take pictures, and then we discover we can take pictures of butts and vaginas and boobs. And then we do that. WE'RE ALL NEW AT FIGURING OUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF TECHNOLOGY. Don't hate, haters.
We touch stoves, we try things. Have some empathy for cryin out loud!
I think it's ok to look.
But to be a dick about it is another story.