The FBI will now get to the bottom of … The Fappening!

The FBI will now get to the bottom of … The Fappening!
September 2, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Kate Upton

First, off let me just say that I love Reddit. Dearly. I may not get the point of Karma, but I do appreciate how incredibly efficient it can be as a content aggregator. That being said, “The Fappening.” Lord, you motherf*ckers know how to make my heart hurt. I mean it’s clever, but considering how dozens of women just had their personal privacy invaded (like Kate Upton), immediately going with the jack-off joke might have been in bad taste. Anyway, The Fappening is what it’s called now and according to TMZ, the FBI is currently working on investigating what the hell just happened …

In a statement released Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for the FBI said, “The FBI is aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter. Any further comment would be inappropriate at this time.” Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton — the two most prominent names in the leak — have both expressed interest in pursuing legal action in the matter. An Apple spokesperson told Recode.net they are “active investigating” whether or not their iCloud system was hacked as part of this leak.

There are currently more than a few theories floating around as to what the eff happened — it was the iCloud! There was a massive hackery at the Emmys! RAISINS!!! — so hopefully this will all clear up soon. But once again, I’d like to point out how quickly the internet was to blow up over the NSA scandal, versus how quickly it jumped on The Fappening. I absolutely get that you’re curious, but just imagine the head of the NSA saying the same thing. “What? We’re not trying to be dicks about it! We’re just curious is all. I mean, if they didn’t have anything to hide they wouldn’t be worrying about this. It was their own fault for putting all this information onto their computers.” See what I mean? It’s easy to justify something like this using curiosity, but that doesn’t necessarily make it right.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.