Iggy Azalea Deletes Social Media Over Leaked Images
Not cool, guys.
Before deleting her Instagram and Twitter account, popular Australian songstress Iggy Azalea left a statement regarding a leak of outtakes from her GQ Australia cover shoot in 2016.
"Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public, a lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand, etc covering their breasts, etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity”
The images that were released showed Azalea in a pair of men’s underwear and nothing else. In her statement, she describes how the images were taken throughout her cover shoot but were never meant for release. Stating that it was her “understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ does not print topless pictures”.
The fact that the excess images were not discarded of after the final selection was chosen is something that is troubling Azalea, but also the social media reaction to the leak has left her feeling "blindsided embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things."
On social media, the reaction has been huge, with people across the globe sharing the images on all platforms. In her statement, Azalea even stated how uncomfortable she felt because “men, in particular, taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies”, which is just not cool whatsoever.
People being able to see images she did not consent to have published is not okay on any level and we stand by Iggy.
More recent additions to the story are how she intends to press charges against the culprit in this situation, stating “It's important to me that someone actually is held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life."
We hope there will be justice for Iggy, but in the meantime please respect consent and privacy of all!
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