Scarlett Johansson defends her right to take naked pictures of herself. Johansson breaks her silence regarding issues of privacy during first interview after phone hacking scandal.
As you may recall, Scarlett’s phone was recently hacked and several semi-nude photos were stolen which later surfaced on a popular web site. While interviewing with CNN‘s David McKenzie, Scarlett explained that even the highest profile celebrities deserve some level of privacy. When asked why such a protection was important, she responded;
“Who doesn’t want to protect their own privacy? Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy. If that is siege in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong.”
Johansson went on to explain that although much of her life is viewed under a microscope, it’s still important not to give up too much of your personal self.
“I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say, Oh wait, I’m taking it back.”
According to TMZ, Johansson had notified the FBI after the incident calling it a “criminal act.” Johansson has subsequently threatened to sue anyone who chooses to publish these photos, for profit or otherwise, without her written consent.
Johansson conducted the interview in Nairobi Kenya, after her visit with the humanitarian group Oxfam to see first-hand the impact of the drought and famine that was plaguing the African country. Johansson has made several trips to the continent and has also been an Oxfam ambassador since 2004.
When asked regarding her opinion of the famine, Johansson replied;
“What struck me the most is the fact that people are just surviving.”
“They are in sort of a state of limbo.”
Johansson summed up the interview by reminding everyone that the world has become an increasingly smaller place; and although we may not feel individually affected, we should all try to do our best to help when as we can.
“It feels just as wonderful to give as it does to receive.”