RICKY GERVAIS: Comedian Stokes Hatred After He Blames ‘Victims’ Of Celebrity iCloud Naked Pics Scandal

Published on September 2, 2014

Who keeps naked pictures of themselves anyway? Ricky Gervais is saying that celebrities could probably make it harder for hackers if their naked pictures didn’t exist in the first place. Check it out…

Ricky Gervais has received a backlash on Twitter after suggesting that the celebrities who had their nude photos hacked were to blame – because they had taken and stored the photos in the first place.

The comedian posted a message to his 5.9 million followers saying: ‘Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer.’

His comment was quickly criticised online, and he was forced to delete the tweet before backtracking on the controversial claim.

A subsequent message said: ‘Of course the hackers are 100 per cent to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don’t portray your true serious feelings on a subject.’

He then wrote: ‘It’s more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.’

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