Speaking with The Daily Beast, the actor defends his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence, slamming those who are using the tired and “if you don’t want your nudes leaked, don’t take nudes” argument to put blame on the Oscar-winning actress for her recently-leaked naked photos.
In an incident calls Hutcherson calls “fuckin’ horrible,” Lawrence — along with many other female celebrities like Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst— had their privacy violated when hackers stole numerous explicit photos and videos off their smartphones and hard drives via Apple’s iCloud and posted the NSFW material online without permission.Victoria Justice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Olympian McKayla Maroney. “We act because it’s what we want to do. I’ve acted since I was 9 years old because it’s my job, it’s what I’m good at, and it’s what I love to do. I don’t want attention. I don’t want to have my private life looked into or have people think they deserve to know about my private life.”
“And then people say, ‘Well, then you shouldn’t have become an actor.’ Fuck that. I didn’t choose all that. I chose to be an actor. I was 9 years old! Do you think a 9-year-old is thinking about public scandal? I wanted to make movies,” he continues. “It makes you feel like you want to run away from it all and escape to a small island away from everybody.”
Since news of the hacked news rocked Hollywood, Lawrence has remained quiet about the situation, only issuing a statement through a spokesperson reading: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
According to one 4chan poster, those who have been selling the stolen photos for bitcoins have hacked into more than 100 female celebrities’ accounts. Stars who are said to have been affected by the hack include Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele, Krysten Ritter, and Teresa Palmer.