Gunther Ottenger, the next head of EU digital, has been criticised for calling celebrities ‘dumb’ for taking naked selfies and sending them from their phone.
He said “you can’t really protect people from their own stupidity” – a statement which is being widely condemned.
His stance is more against the morals of celebrities taking and sending such images rather than their perpetrators for hacking, stealing and leaking the images online.
In a way he’s correct. It’s a majorly stupid thing for anyone to send naked images via their computer or phone. Hackers can get their hands on these images, and they have already posted pics online of everyday people randomly involved in sexting.