Just when I thought it was impossible to be any more disgusted with the hacker who stole personal, intimate photos of female celebrities and sold them to 4chan users for Bitcoins, it turns out that some of the photos of McKayla Maroney were taken when she was underage. COME ON MAN.
You guys remember McKayla, right? She’s that American gymnast who won the silver medal in London in 2012, and also got super famous for the photo of her on the podium making a disappointed face that turned into the ‘McKayla Is Not Impressed’ meme. Well guess what? McKayla is not impressed by your pervy ways and your inability to do math (she was sixteen at the Olympics just two years ago, my friends), because she’s been having her rep reach out to the porn companies who reposted the image to inform them that since she was underage in the photos (she just turned eighteen last December), that they’re officially in possession of child porn!
As are any of you who saved these photos to your own computer — please congratulate your hard drive on its successful download of several felonies! You should be very proud.
Just kidding, you shouldn’t be even a little bit at all, as the original posters of this material are now discovering. BuzzFeed noticed that moderators on Reddit’s ‘The Fappening’ subreddit have been panicking, as has anyone involved in the /b/ thread on 4chan, frantically warning users to delete the incriminating content:
The reddit.com site admins have let us know that McKayla Maroney was underage in the photos as well and that we need to remove them. If we don’t remove them, then this subreddit will most likely be banned (very quickly).
If you are skeptical in any way, just remember that it is better to be safe than sorry.
Due to this, we will be removing any and all things that contain their images. It is considered CP (Child Pornography), and breaks reddit’s site-wide rules (in addition to international law, age of consent is completely different than child pornography), and will get this subreddit banned if we were to allow them to be posted.
Did you catch that? The fact that this is child pornography? Just a reminder again that it’s CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, you slobs. Not that you needed any other reasons not to download stolen content exploiting these women’s naked bodies, but apparently some of you needed other reasons. So here one is now. BE BETTER PEOPLE.
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