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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to take 'Internet break' after leaked photos backlash

"Going on an internet break. Feel free to my @'s for a glimpse of what it's like to be a woman who speaks up about anything on twitter," Wintead tweeted Sunday.
By Veronica Linares   |   Sept. 3, 2014 at 8:22 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Mary Elizabeth Winstead was one of the victims targeted by hackers who leaked nude and semi-nude photos of female celebrities on the Internet board 4chan over the weekend, but the actress' response to the issue prompted users to slam her on Twitter.

"Going on an internet break. Feel free to my @'s for a glimpse of what it's like to be a woman who speaks up about anything on twitter," the actress, 29, wrote on the social media site on Sunday after seemingly receiving multiple hate messages following the leak.

Winstead was among the first to address the scandal on Sunday shaming those who were looking at photos she took with her husband "years ago."


The Smashed star went on to condemn those who committed the offense, writing that they had gone above and beyond to find the images and shared her sympathy for all the victims.


But her comments where somehow misconstrued and Winstead was bullied off Twitter by users like @JuveRelated.


The actress returned to Twitter briefly on Tuesday to share an article claiming the leak should not be perceived as a "scandal," but as a "sex crime."

The FBI is said to be "addressing" the leak of hundreds of intimate celebrity photos that were allegedly hacked from their iCloud accounts over the weekend. While Jennifer Lawrence has been named the main victim of the offense -- hackers claim to have accessed over 60 nude, semi-nude and bathing suit shots of the Oscar-winner -- Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Victoria Justice were also targeted.

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