Judd Apatow has put his foot in his mouth. The writer/director has compared the release of private e mails from the recent Hack of Sony Pictures to the hack of private revealing photos of many female celebrities from earlier this year.
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He tweeted, “Releasing private Sony e mails to hurt people is the same as releasing nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence. Why are they ok to print?”
Apatow also tweeted “Both are theft and can hurt people. Why is it ok to publish stolen private files? Things are either private & it’s theft to steal and release them or they are not. Whether it is a photo of my dick or email.” And, “Technology is beginning to go out of our control. When they can do whatever they want with Sony they can do whatever they want with the grid.”
While there is a legitimate comparison to be made between the two, perhaps Apatow should have left it up to the professional talking heads on the cable news channels to do it. His comments are sure to be taken by some as somehow making light of what happened to women like Jennifer Lawrence who had private nude pictures of themselves released on line.
The director of the 40 Year Old Virgin did try to backtrack a bit by tweeting, “I spoke on and support women who have been abuse and then vilified for speaking out..The irony !” We support you.”
When a fan asked if the hackers got a picture of Apatow’s penis he responded, “”Yes but they refuse to publish them. Bad angle?”