Australian rap artist Iggy Azalea was outraged to find out that naked photos of her had been released online. The star has since suspended her social media accounts due to the topless photo ordeal. The photos were done on a photo-shoot for GQ Magazine three years ago, although the pictures were not ever meant to be published.
What does Iggy have to say?
Azalea said that she feels embarrassed, violated, and angry over the leak, but the crude responses to the pictures is what brought her to remove her accounts. She stated, “A lot of the comments I see, from men in particular, sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regards to my body has honestly disturbed me. The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming and makes me feel like throwing up. If you’ve ever been humiliated before in front of family and those you care about, maybe you can relate to what I’m going through.”
Nino Muñoz, the photographer on the photo-shoot, commented on Instagram that the photos were “stolen and published without my permission”. He also said, “My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected. I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served.”
The pictures released over this last weekend were outtakes from the shoot done in 2016, and are more revealing than the photos that GQ had published. Azalea said, “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand, etc, covering their breasts. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity. I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak, so I felt comfortable to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering [my breasts] would be considered for print.”
The artist said that she planned to press charges and for the time being, she’ll be keeping her accounts inactive.