People are pointing out the double standard of Chris Evans’ nude leak and urging everyone to extend the same kindness to women

September 15, 2020

“Let’s keep this same loving, protective, supportive energy for them too.”
The writer Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein tweeted that it was mostly women who flooded Twitter “with cute pics of Chris Evans in an attempt to bury” the nude picture. The photos quickly sprang up on Reddit and 4chan, where people reshared them with glee, earning the situation the nickname of “The Fappening.” Some criticized the actresses for taking the photos in the first place. “The public respect for Chris Evans’ privacy/feelings is wonderful,” she tweeted. Fans also used the hashtag #LeaveChrisAlone while reminding others that the actor had anxiety and had a history of panic attacks. “Wouldn’t it be nice if it extended to women when this kind of thing happens?”

The public respect for Chris Evans’ privacy/feelings is wonderful. “And shame on you for putting that public opinion just out there like that for every young girl to think that they’re disgusting for even taking a photo like that.”

In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst were among female celebrities who had their private nude photos uploaded to the internet without their consent when a hacker compromised their iCloud accounts. — Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein (@audreyalison) September 13, 2020

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Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: This back-to-school makeup takes less than 15 minutes For example, in 2019 Bella Thorne leaked her own nudes on Twitter when a hacker got hold of them and threatened to release them. He was sharing a screen recording from his phone to his Instagram story but forgot to crop the video, so everyone got a glimpse of his camera roll — and the picture of his genitals. Summary List PlacementChris Evans accidentally posted his own nude photo over the weekend. Evans eventually responded Monday night, asking people to go and vote alongside a facepalming emoji. “How people blamed HER for taking nudes of HERSELF on HER own phone, and how she should expect to get hacked because she’s a celebrity,” the post, written by a user called u/macabruhh, said. #chrisevans is a stand up guy & doesn’t deserve 2 have one normal, human mistake to be treated as fodder for ridicule, entertainment or gossipSo here’s pics of #chrisevans and his rescue doggo #dodger Respect his privacy!#chrisevansleak #ChrisEvansinstagram #leavechrisalone — BitingOnTinfoil (@TrumpDownfall) September 13, 2020

People praised the internet’s kind reaction to the mistake, but it also brought up memories of the response to when various women’s intimate photos have been posted online. Thorne was then publicly condemned on “The View” by Whoopi Goldberg, who suggested Thorne got herself into the situation: “If you’re famous, I don’t care how old you are: You don’t take nude pictures of yourself.”
On her Instagram story, Thorne likened this to victim blaming and said Goldberg’s comments were “sick and honestly disgusting.”
“Shame on you, Whoopi, shame on you,” she said. Wouldn’t it be nice if it extended to women when this kind of thing happens? Men, you gonna return the favor next time? — Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) September 13, 2020

Many shared the same sentiment on social media. “I’m hoping that the change in reaction between the two celebrities is because we, as a society, are learning and doing better, and not because of double standards, but I really can’t tell, and don’t want to see another celebrity nude leak from any gender happen to find out.”
The “2 Broke Girls” actress Kat Dennings was also among the voices asking people to be as kind and understanding when a woman has her intimate photos shared online. “While everyone is talking about the Chris Evans pic, this would be a great time to discuss the slut-shaming of women who’s photos are leaked (usually revenge porn) and how they’re slut-shamed into oblivion,” Ashlee Marie Preston tweeted. The internet collectively lost its mind while people frantically circulated a screenshot to social media, even though Evans deleted the story straight away. “Men, you gonna return the favor next time?” she asked. A post shared on the subreddit r/TwoXChromosomes noted the double standard in how people responded back then and now. The frenzy didn’t last long, though, and people started flooding the hashtags #ChrisEvans and #ChrisEvansLeak with photos of his rescue dog Dodger. Women flooded twitter with cute pics of Chris Evans in an attempt to bury the dick pick.

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