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Stephen Colbert on celebrity nude photo hack: "I mean this -- do not go look at these photos"

"Instead go look at all the side boob and nip-slips at HuffPost's actual 'SideBoob' page"


Sarah Gray
September 3, 2014 5:56PM (UTC)

Last night Stephen Colbert addressed the "shocking invasion of boobistan": the stealing and disseminating of nude photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and around 100 others.

It is almost too soon to use this gross invasion of privacy -- this disgusting sexual commodification of women's bodies -- for comedy. However, Stephen Colbert did raise some excellent points.

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Colbert subtly mocked people who said that the women's passwords must not have been strong enough, condemned the hacking of these photos, called for viewers not to look at the photos and mocked the Huffington Post's obsession with "side boob."

"I am with the Huffington Post," Colbert said. "I stand with the Huffington Post, which posted a searing Op-Ed shaming anyone who looked at or shared these photos. So do not -- I mean that -- do not go look at these photos."

"Instead," Colbert said, "go look at at the side boob and nip-slips at HuffPost's actual 'SideBoob' page." Watch below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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