Celebrities can often be the targets of hackers or paparazzi trying to obtain and distribute personal information. Sia is one of the latest stars to experience the invasion of privacy, revealing on Monday that she’d learned someone had obtained, and was trying to sell, a nude photo of herself. The singer did not deal with the matter quietly, though: She took things into her own hands and shared the pic directly with her fans on social media.
“Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans,” she wrote on Instagram and Twitter alongside a picture of herself on what appears to be a balcony with her bare butt on full display. “Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” Shut. Down.
Sia is notoriously private, initially wearing her famous wig to obscure her identity when she got uncomfortable with fame.
Fans, naturally, immediately freaked out over the move, calling it iconic and even starting the #ButtsOutForSia hashtag.
Of course, it’s a sad and serious matter that the 41-year-old was ever put in this position in the first place, but we’ve got to commend her for taking the power away from the people trying to exploit her. Go, Sia!
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