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As half the world knows by now, hundreds of images of celebrities in various states of undress have leaked onto the Internet Apple Investigates Celebrity Nudes, YouTube Introduces Tip Jar, And More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Investigates Celebrity Nudes, YouTube Introduces Tip Jar, And More... [Tech News Digest] Also, looking forward to the Internet Slowdown, Windows XP edges 1% closer to death, play Star Citizen for free, the new Raspberry Pi Web browser, and the wearables we narrowly avoided. Read More . This event was variously referred to as The Fappening, CelebGate, or simply the Celebrity Nudes Leak. And it was all the fault of some hacker named 4chan, apparently.

Opinions on this saga have varied considerably. Some have equated the act of looking at the images as a form of sexual abuse, while others have treated it all as one big joke. We are not here to preach, so, presented without judgment on their suitability, here are some of the funniest tweets that appeared on Twitter in the aftermath.

I Prefer Cans

I hope they just happened to have those bottles to hand, because if they actually went out to a shop looking for the combination of Jennifer and Lawrence that’s more than a little creepy.

He Blue It

I’ve seen worse works of art. None quite so sexy as this, but definitely worse.

I Am Disappoint

This reveals the truth, doesn’t it? The truth being we all have stuff stored on our phones that we would rather remain private.

Vin Potato

Vin Diesel looks like a potato. I’m not sure what more I can add to this statement.

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Barred For Life

If Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband can say this and get away with it then celebrities cannot be as overly sensitive as previously thought.

Blame The President

This is a reference to The Hunger Games. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it, that just means those films are probably not meant for you.

At Least She’s Honest

Does this mean she has photos of naked cats and dogs eating food while watching her on TV? Or have I got that all mixed up.

F5 Fail

Sales of computer keyboard have increased 500 percent since The Fappening. Made-up facts have increased 1000 percent.

Bad Hair Day

My advice to the dog? Hire a good publicist.

Porn, What Porn?

Another truth hidden behind an attempt at humor. The Internet is absolutely awash with naked images of all kinds, and yet the leaking of another 100 or so made everyone lose their collective shit.

Hot Shot

I’m guessing Jennifer Lawrence is now wishing she had experienced the same problem.

Cloudy With A Chance Of…

Rude? Yes. But also funny. Apple has denied iCloud is to blame Apple Deflects Blame In iCloud Hack, Yelp Cleared Of Extortion, And More... [Tech News Digest] Apple Deflects Blame In iCloud Hack, Yelp Cleared Of Extortion, And More... [Tech News Digest] Also, Xbox One expansion incoming, Netflix Likes Facebook, BlackBerry teases something or other, Destiny Planet View, and the ram who hates drones. Read More , but I’m sure not all celebrities own iPhones, so why was it targeted?

Mixed Messages

The Barbara Streisand Effect seen in action once more. If this leak hadn’t been publicized by people aghast at what happened then this would have been confined just to Reddit users.

Sick & Twisted

M. Night Shyamalan has been off his game of late, so this would be the perfect way to show he still has the power to shock with a surprise twist ending.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

We all indulged in a little self-love when those CGI muscles appeared on screen, didn’t we? I’m not even ashamed.

The Hottest Picture Yet

Ricky Gervais is one good-looking man. But when he pulls a funny face while sat in the bath he turns from attractive actor into idyllic Adonis. /sarcasm

Hollywood Conspires

Could it be that this whole thing was planned as a viral Internet ad for Sex Tape? No, it could not. Not even Jennifer Lawrence naked can save that film.

No Joke

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Bonus Video Clip: Who Is 4chan?!

As indicated in the opening paragraph, some guy called 4chan was implicated in this hack, as explained by CNN. We all know 4chan is a website 9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time 9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time Read More and photo-sharing community which did nothing more than provide the platform on which these images were disseminated, but no one seems to have passed that memo onto “technology expert” Brett Larson.

Are We OK To Laugh At This?

The question is, are we OK to laugh at any aspect of this scandal? From my personal perspective, you can be completely sympathetic with the victims of this leak and still find humor in people’s reactions to it. But you may disagree. Let us know your thoughts on this moral quandary in the comments below.

Image Credit: Kai Schreiber via Flickr

  1. Ben S
    September 8, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I think Anna Kendrick's tweet on this was pretty good, too:

  2. Crazie Flawed N
    September 7, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Really? A tech expert ....has NO IDEA WHAT 4CHAN IS???? smh

    • Duy K. Bui
      September 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      I guess it depends on in which tech that person is an expert.

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