Controversy is brewing as Aussie DJ Tigerlily was prompted to respond to a leaked nude photo that appeared online. The situation originated from a Snapchat the artist posted, where she was naked but had obstructed the necessary areas. Then someone who was watching decided to hack the video so as to make it look like Tigerlily was completely nude. The hack was then spread online through Reddit.
Although the nude might not be genuine, Tigerlily still felt violated. It's hard to control what is passed around on the internet, but there is much more to this situation than just a fake nude being spread. Exploitation of females is an ongoing problem that is not to be taken lightly. Tigerlily is aware of this and she wrote a letter to address the bigger issue at hand.
Read Tigerlily's response which was posted on on her Facebook:
As you may or may not know, in the past 24 hours there has been some content of me spread online.
I am a young confident woman and I share many aspects of my life and who I am on social media. When I share content I make a conscious decision to do so. The content that has been ripped from Snapchat, edited and distributed is being done so against my will. As Jennifer Lawrence said ‘It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.’ How would you feel if this was happening to your best friend, your sister, or your girlfriend? It wouldn’t be such a laugh then I’m sure?
I’ve spoken out many times against misogyny, sexism and online bullying, and in the past 24 hours I’ve seen just how vulgar and childish some people can be. Although the crime that has been committed is NOT OK, being proud of your body and who you are IS OK. Girls – Do not ever be ashamed of your body. Do not ever let anyone else ever treat you with anything but absolute respect. You and your body are completely perfect just the way you are and you all deserve to know that and be told that each and every day.The voices of love and support both private and public have been truly inspiring. I’ve read so many of your messages and I feel empowered by the strength and positivity of the beautiful people I have in my life. To my friends, fans and those choosing not to partake in the invasion of my privacy, I thank you.Events like this only make me more determined to keep on path. To keep playing and writing music, exploring the world, and being so honestly myself each and every day.
Love yourself and love one another.
Peace, Love & Light to you all.