Taylor Swift does not take personal attacks lightly (after all, she wrote a song and filmed a video in response to a bad review), which is why her team sent a cease-and-desist letter to a gossip website because of a supposed topless photo of the 21-year-old country crossover superstar.
Over the weekend, Celebrity Jihad posted a photo of a curly-haired blonde girl lying topless across a bed, claiming that it was a leaked photo of Swift. Shortly thereafter, Celebrity Jihad received a letter from Swift’s legal team asking that the photo be taken down, insisting that it was not in fact Swift.
Here’s the thing: The picture obviously isn’t Taylor Swift, so this whole thing should theoretically go away pretty quickly. Still, with a hacker already arrested for unearthing nude photos of the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera, the message to young female stars remains steadfast: Nobody can steal your nude photos if said pictures don’t exist. Though if they can’t, apparently, they’re happy to fake it.
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