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Holier Than Thou Clay Aiken Admonishes Nude Hacking Victims

Clay Aiken has some advice for celebrities caught in the latest hacking scandal--don't take the photos in the first place. (Photo: Getty)

Clay Aiken has some advice for celebrities caught in the latest hacking scandal–don’t take the photos in the first place. (Photo: Getty)

Clay Aiken, who was runner up on “American Idol” and is now running for Congress in North Carolina, admonished the victims of Hollywood’s nude celebrity hacking scandal for taking the photos in the first place. Say What?

“Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post.

Doesn’t anybody have a right to privacy? And, shouldn’t they be allowed to do what they want in privacy…well, because it’s private?

That doesn’t include breaking any laws, of course, and certainly none were broken by celebs like Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Lea Michele, McKayla Maroney, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice and others who snapped the photos.

Aiken is obviously pandering to his conservative constituency, but the logic is the same as blaming victims for being raped.

The candidate advises anyone who wants to take nude selfie: “I’ve got a mirror if I want to check something out,” Aiken said.

Ah… but vanity is not usually the reason for taking photos. Actors often spend weeks apart from their boyfriends and husbands while on location shooting pictures.

Sending risque photos back and forth is one way to keep the spark alive in a relationship during long absences. Is that so wrong?

Of course, hacking the photos, effectively stealing them, is wrong and Aiken believes the perps should be “hogtied.”

Aiken’s remarks, however, now most certainly makes him a target of hackers, who likely see some hypocrisy in his remarks.

So how long do you think it will take for his nude photos to be hacked? Let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest celebrity news.


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