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Celeb Leaks

Updated on September 21, 2014

Here We Go Again

Celebgate, the fappening, carpal tunnel syndrome. Whatever you call it, the world has been taken by storm by the leak of nude photos of celebrities. From Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to more Kim Kardashian. Every male in every corner of the world has pretty much taken the stance of Liam Neeson in "Taken" saying "I will look for you, I will find you".

Some will argue that it is a gross injustice, a disgusting invasion of privacy. While others would argue it is the best thing to hit the internet since cats and it is a blessing for computer nerds everywhere. Whatever your stance is, moral outrage or outrageous fapping there are lessons to learn and important topics for discussion.

We have created a society of information and instant access unparalleled to anything that has come before it. The internet can not only make you famous over night, but it can destroy you just as quickly. In this age of information and instant access we have given the rich and famous an almost demigod like status. And as the old saying goes "Some people just want to watch the world burn". Or in this case some people just want to fap. The concerning and persisting thought I had was actually spawned by a meme relating to the celeb leaks. Edward Snowden tells the world that the NSA is collecting everything in the world that exists on the internet, every keystroke, picture, video(Even ones you type up then delete and never send to anyone) and nobody seems to give a shit. Tell the world nude photos of famous people are leaked and the world goes fucking wild with rage/anticipation. Law Enforcement all of a sudden cares that privacy is being violated. We humans are such fickle creatures. But the internet, well the internet is a lot like the honey badger. The internet don't give a fuck.

The one thing that everyone should be able to agree on and walk away with after these newest leaks is that we are all human. We are all a part of this experience and we all do the things in the bedroom that people are terrified to speak about publicly. You could be placed on the highest pedestal in the world, hell you could be Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge. But on the internet, you're simply another notch, with topless photos that the masses can and will consume. The social constructs of real world do not exist here. You are not exempt from the reach or retaliation of the collective bandwidth of basement dwelling code addicts across the globe. And I would argue that that's both a great and important facet of our time and a terrible invasion of privacy as well as a social stunting downfall of our time.

The Great Equalizer

The human race has been striving towards greatness with the free flow of information and the balance that it brings. When it comes down to it, the internet for the masses is really the great equalizer. It takes information from those who have it and gives it to those who do not have it. It takes power from those who have it and gives it those who do not have it. The internet does not discriminate, it doesn't care if you are rich, powerful, celebrity, politician or average joe. If you post your dick pics, if you send your tits to your boyfriend, the internet has a way of finding them and giving them to everyone. Its a beautiful and dazzling double edged sword. On the one hand you have all of the goodness and insightfulness, instant communication and knowledge the internet brings. On the other you have the porn infested depraved and outrageousness that the internet brings. It is truly the free flow of the human experience as a collective of all of our downfalls and all of our redemption's as a species.

I am a staunch supporter of privacy rights. But I am also a staunch supporter of keeping the internet as open as possible with as much free speech as possible. I fully believe that when a person invades your privacy as was done here that consequences should be the same as if they were taking pictures outside your window. But that being said, the terrible portion of my mind makes me think that it's good that the internet knocks rich/powerful/famous people down a peg or two to reality. That no one should be beyond the idea that we are all equal. Surely I am a hypocrite, I will not argue that.

But I think that the important piece that most people are missing here is that the online world does not have social repercussions under normal circumstances that are applied in life. In real life when you troll someone there is a good chance that there may be an altercation of some sort. On the internet, it's simply another soulless basement dweller spewing nonsense from their word hole.

The questions of our time may well be, how do we either conquer our fear of public sexuality or how do we possibly stop the invasion of privacy in an age where everyone is obsessed with instant gratification and sexting?


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      Brittany 

      4 years ago

      I guess this is gonna increase the sales of Polaroid cameras.

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