Mostly a Darren Criss/Blaine Anderson appreciation blog, I might occasionally blog about a cute cat. :-)

 

As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.

fashionofglee:

Darren Criss arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, August 24, 2014
Taking a super-laidback approach to red carpet dressing, Darren’s VMAs look couldn’t have been more different to the polished dandy outfit he wore last year. Which style do you prefer on Darren - casual or dressed-up?
Todd Snyder Spring 2014 Menswear Square Dot Shawl Collar Sportcoat
Worn with: Persol sunglasses, Versus Versace watch

fashionofglee:

Darren Criss arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, August 24, 2014

Taking a super-laidback approach to red carpet dressing, Darren’s VMAs look couldn’t have been more different to the polished dandy outfit he wore last year. Which style do you prefer on Darren - casual or dressed-up?

Todd Snyder Spring 2014 Menswear Square Dot Shawl Collar Sportcoat

Worn with: Persol sunglasses, Versus Versace watch

Glee Season 6 Spoilers – “Loser Like Me” Details!

mjsbigblog:

In conjunction with yesterday’s Glee 6x01 title reveal and song spoilers, I give you episode details.

My inbox has been stuffed with questions, and I tried to answer all of them.

Again, if you use—don’t just cut and paste! Either reblog or link back to my Wordpress blog. I really appreciate that!

Enjoy! Or maybe not.

slayleroakley:

Guys… This is my friend’s friend’s old yearbook - apparently she went to Darren’s high school?

slayleroakley:

Guys… This is my friend’s friend’s old yearbook - apparently she went to Darren’s high school?