Last week, Australian DJ Tigerlily confronted on her Facebook page the actions that led her naked body to be exposed and dispersed around the Internet against her will. Apparently, Tigerlily posted a photo of herself on her Snapchat account with her private areas obstructed so as not to be seen, and an individual with hacking skills decided to override her edits, and spread her full nudes far and wide via Reddit.
She responded to the despicable matter with dignity.
Her full post reads:
“As you may or may not know, in the past 24 hours there has been some content of me spread online.
I am a young confident woman and I share many aspects of my life and who I am on social media. When I share content I make a conscious decision to do so. The content that has been ripped from Snapchat, edited and distributed is being done so against my will. As Jennifer Lawrence said ‘It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.’ How would you feel if this was happening to your best friend, your sister, or your girlfriend? It wouldn’t be such a laugh then I’m sure?
I’ve spoken out many times against misogyny, sexism and online bullying, and in the past 24 hours I’ve seen just how vulgar and childish some people can be. Although the crime that has been committed is NOT OK, being proud of your body and who you are IS OK. Girls – Do not ever be ashamed of your body. Do not ever let anyone else ever treat you with anything but absolute respect. You and your body are completely perfect just the way you are and you all deserve to know that and be told that each and every day.
The voices of love and support both private and public have been truly inspiring. I’ve read so many of your messages and I feel empowered by the strength and positivity of the beautiful people I have in my life. To my friends, fans and those choosing not to partake in the invasion of my privacy, I thank you.
Events like this only make me more determined to keep on path. To keep playing and writing music, exploring the world, and being so honestly myself each and every day.
Love yourself and love one another.
Peace, Love & Light to you all.
What’s more, Tigerlily has already set up a fundraising account for Headspace for victims bullying, on and off line. You can view her page and donate here.