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The celebrity photo hacker who released Scarlett Johansson's nude pictures is now in jail -- but somebody else has taken up the cause, and the latest victim is Glee's Heather Morris.
One week after hacked photos of Christina Hendricks and Olivia Munn hit the web, a collection of risque personal photos of Morris, 25, has surfaced online -- some of which feature full-frontal nudity.
In the very not-safe-for-work pictures, Morris, who plays cheerleader Brittany on Fox's hit show, is shown posing in various states of undress for a phone or webcam. In one shot, she's wearing her "I'm a Slave 4 U" costume from Glee's Britney Spears episode. While Morris has not confirmed that the photos are real, she'll have a harder time denying it than Munn or Hendricks, whose raciest photos didn't show their faces and might have been faked. Morris' face, on the other hand, is visible in most of the leaked photos -- and the ones where it's out of frame show a similarly fit body striking similar poses, in the same lighting, against the same background.
Actually, this isn't the first time naked photos of Morris have been discovered. Back when the professional dancer was a young model, she posed for some artsy (translation: black and white) nudes that hit the web in May 2010. At the time, she didn't seem too concerned about it.
"No I kind of thought it might happen," she told Extra. "It's not something I'm ashamed of. Everybody should do tasteful beautiful nudes -- so when you get older you're gonna be like, 'Oh that's when my body looked so great!'"
Fair enough. The difference is that Morris chose to pose for those pictures knowing that they would be published. That's very different than having one's private property stolen, which is exactly what photo hacking is. It's enough to make anyone feel violated -- even an actress who's proud of her body.
And yet, even knowing that it's wrong, it's hard not to give into curiosity and sneak a peak at the pics! We won't pretend to be above it all -- but even stars are entitled to some privacy, and it's sad to see them lose even more of it than they already have. Not everyone wants to be as open Snooki, after all. And isn't that a good thing?