When Vanessa Hudgens 's nude photos were stolen and made public without her consent, it was , the star had just turned 18, and her career was skyrocketing thanks to her success in High School Musical. At the time, Vanessa apologized for the leak even though it certainly wasn't her fault. Now, with more than a decade to reflect, Vanessa talked about the leak with a different tone, recognizing it for what it was: a gross invasion of her privacy. Vanessa brought up an important line that so often gets crossed: Just because someone is in the public eye doesn't mean they owe it to fans to divulge everything about themselves, and they certainly don't owe it to anyone to reveal their bodies in ways they don't want to. Regardless of celebrity, each person can choose how, when, and to whom they want to show their body. Taking away that choice is a violation of consent, and a serious invasion of privacy.
Vanessa Hudgens Said Her Nude Photo Leak Was "Traumatizing"
Vanessa Hudgens Recalls 'Really F**ked up' Nude Photo Leak | Entertainment Tonight
Skip navigation! In , at the height of High School Musical fame, nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens leaked without her permission. In the years that have followed, stars like Jennifer Lawrence and former Representative Katie Hill , have also been victims of a nude photo leak. Hudgens theorized about why people feel so comfortable infringing on the privacy of celebs and other public figures. Since , 46 states, a U. Fortunately, despite the traumatizing experience, Hudgens has managed to move on with her life and career.
Vanessa Hudgens Reflects on Her 'Traumatizing' 2007 Nude Photo Leak: 'It's Really F—ed Up'
Subscriber Account active since. Hudgens rose to fame playing Gabriella Montez in the "High School Musical" movies, and said she thought the leak could be the result of an extreme interest in the personal lives of celebrities. It feels like that shouldn't be the case, but unfortunately if enough people are interested, they're going to do everything they can to get to know as much about you as they can
At the time, the Disney star issued an apology amid the breach of privacy. Vanessa Hudgens is reflecting on an early career scandal with an empowered lens. Opening up to Cosmopolitan U. At the time, the young Disney Channel star apologized for the leak instead of defending herself as the victim in the situation. The Bad Boys for Life star said living in the spotlight, she believes, can cause people to think celebrities are endless fodder for preying perpetrators.