Nude photos of Iggy Azalea were leaked online over Memorial Day weekend, forcing the Aussie singer to threaten legal action. Photographer Nino Muñoz alleges the images, which were outtakes from a 2016 GQ Australia photo shoot, were stolen.
But the “Fancy” pop star is finding support in all kinds of places, even the porn industry. According to The Blast, Vice President of xHamster Alex Hawkins has vowed to keep the leaked photos off their website.
“While there’s nothing shameful about nudity, non-consensual photography or video is a violation of Iggy’s rights,” Hawkins said. “As we have done in the past in similar cases, we will increase our patrol of Iggy and relevant keywords, and are asking our community to alert us should they spot the photos.”
A rep added they’ve seen a dramatic increase of Azalea’s name in their search engine and they’ve “reached out to Iggy Azalea’s management team to find ways to collaborate on Iggy’s defense, including blocking her as a search term.”
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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ On Monday, #IggyAzalea quickly started to trend after photos from an old photo shoot where she appeared topless started to circulate. Following the leak of the photos, Iggy quickly deactivated all of her social media accounts. However, she briefly returned to social media to release a statement before deactivating her account again. _____________________________________ According to @tmz_tv, in her since-deleted statement, Iggy explained that the photos were outtakes from her 2016 GQ Magazine cover. She mentioned that she was told that the topless photos were not going to make the final cut and that GQ didn’t print topless photos. _____________________________________ She went on to express that she was surprised the photos weren’t deleted after the final images were chosen. She continued to express her hurt and added that she also plans on pressing criminal charges after she finds out where the leak originated. Nino Munoz, the photographer also spoke out and said—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (?: @gettyimages)
Before Azalea deleted her social media accounts, she issued a statement regarding the leak.
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions,” she wrote. “I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this — but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”
“A lot of the comments I see from men in particular taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regard to my body has honestly disturbed me,” she continued. “The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up.”