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. Insider logo The word "Insider". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation.
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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. Hudgens said people feel entitled to her personal information as an actor, but the pictures crossed a line. Years after the leak, her lawyer Christopher Wong said that the photos continued to "resurface. News Business World Better Podcasts.
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Fill out the form below, or call us at In , Vanessa Hudgens found herself at the center of a scandal that she was not the cause of. Naked pictures of her were stolen from her phone and leaked on the Web thrusting the young actress into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Slut-shaming was still very much a thing in and despite Hudgens not being responsible, she had to pay a hefty price in the tabloids. A hacker, obviously. Send us scoop form close button. Input your name. Input your email. Input your phone number.
Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment. In , at the height of High School Musical fame, nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens leaked without her permission. In the years that have followed, stars like Jennifer Lawrence and former Representative Katie Hill , have also been victims of a nude photo leak. Hudgens theorized about why people feel so comfortable infringing on the privacy of celebs and other public figures. Since , 46 states, a U. Fortunately, despite the traumatizing experience, Hudgens has managed to move on with her life and career.