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Trolls threaten to leak Emma Watson's nude photos after feminism speech

Users of the website 4chan claim they will leak the photos in retaliation to Watson’s speech in the UN over the weekend.

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TROLLS HAVE PINPOINTED Emma Watson as the next victim of a nude photo leak, in retaliation to the actress declaring herself a feminist in a speech at the UN over the weekend.

The threat comes after a second wave of hacked celebrity photos were released last week.

Watson spoke at UN Headquarters in New York about her new gender equality initiative, HeForShe, which encourages men to join the conversation on feminism.

The speech was well-received from all corners, with many calling it ‘powerful’ and ‘inspiring’.

However users of the website 4chan – where the original batch of hacked images were released – almost immediately began a trolling campaign against the actress.

Gawker reports that an unidentified 4chan user has created a website called Emma You Are Next, which displays a countdown clock to when the images will be posted. There is no evidence to suggest the user is actually in possession of nude photos of the actress.


The original thread that inspired the website has disappeared from the 4chan, but Death and Taxes has preserved some of the comments – which seem to suggest Watson’s UN speech is the reason she is being targeted.

she makes stupid feminist speeches at UN, and now her nudes will be online. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
It is real and going to happen this weekend. That feminist b*tch Emma is going to show the world she is as much of a wh**e as any woman.

A second wave of stolen celebrity nude photos were released over the weekend, including images belonging to Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Hudgens.

The first cache was uploaded on to 4chan on September 1 after a “targeted attack” on Apple’s iCloud.

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