Thursday, February 18, 2010

So Not Naked?

Is it just me or are Hollywood celebrities shedding more and more clothes these days? While the "good girl gone bad" theme is definitely in, how stupid do you have to be to keep naked pictures of yourself for people to easily access and publish?

It started off with Miley Cyrus' photos where she was wearing just underclothes. She took it on her webcam or something and ultimately it landed up on every teenage or pedophilic male's computer. Parents also somehow caught a whiff of this widely publicised scandal and lashed out at the teen star for betraying their trust and corrupting their 15 year old kids' minds. Are you kidding me? Every 15 year old now knows everything there is to know about the birds and the bees. I hate to break it to you, parents, but Miley or no Miley, they'd probably be doing the same things.

Harry Potter star Danielle Radcliffe played a role in a theatre production called Equus. It was about a disturbed boy who was aroused by horses and hence rode them naked. Posters came out of the previously bespectacled little wizard-boy sporting six-pack abs and completely shirtless. In fact, he was completely naked during the play. Parents were infuriated again by the fact that young Harry Potter was now being corrupt and sexual. Firstly, he was 19 or 20 when he did this and he wanted to explore different aspects of his career. Leave him be. Secondly, where were you when Harry Potter himself was running around "snogging" Cho Chang and Ginny? Nobody is forcing you to take your kids to the play and watch Radcliffe parade around naked.

Then came Vanessa Hudgens. Ah, you stupid stupid girl. What's wrong with you? She took nude pictures of herself on her phone camera and stored them for god knows what. Her phone got hacked and next thing you know, those pictures are all over the internet. The sweet and holy "High School Musical" star then became a bad, bad girl. After clearing out all the press, one of two things happened:
1. She missed the publicity desperately
2. She got hit on the head so hard that she forgot that she shouldn't be stupid
I say this because the girl took more pictures of herself naked on the same phone which got hacked again and there we have it! More pictures of Ms. Hudgens and her girlyparts! I wonder how Zac Efron feels knowing that half the world has seen his girlfriend naked.

All of this along with Britney Spears showing off her *cough cough*, Cassie Ventura and her nude photos and probably a whole archive of C-List celebrities have made scandals and controversies a lot less scandalous and controversial. Simply because the next time I hear that someone or the other has nude photos of themselves on the internet, I'm just not surprised. In so far as it being a publicity stunt, I guess the fact that I'm writing about it makes it pretty clear that nakey-nakey time sells!


  1. Behind every celebrity... is a naked picture/sex scandal.

    I think pretty much every celebrity has something of this sort. My favourite example of this is Anne Hathaway. Back when i was young and naive and all that. Princess Diaries had come out, and there was some Disney movie that Ms. Hathaway acted in.

    I thought she was very cute, and very nice generally. And since she starred in a disney movie, I thought she was quite the conservative/sane/however-you-want-to-call-it actress.

    Until Harsha pointed me to Havoc.

    I've been scarred.

  2. hey lets face it... sex does sell donnit.

    Hell in italy they use almost nude smouldering women to sell everything from milk to coffins("i WOULD want to be seen dead in those...")

    welcome to the brave new sexually frustrated world !

  3. @ P S: I didn't know about hathaway. That's scarring. Her GQ magazine shoot, is that what you're talking about? if so; that's not really that scarring

    @ Weirdo: Howcome naked men never sell things? And the world isn't sexually FRUSTRATED, they're ODing on sex