Australian singer Sia was this close to be involved in The Fappening stolen nude photos scandal after discovering that someone was planning to leak her intimate pictures to whoever was ready to pay.
Sia, however, hasn’t tried to send an army of lawyers after those who wanted to post the photos, but instead did something a little bit unexpected: she leaked a nude picture herself, thus trying to make sure that hackers wouldn’t get any money for the alleged stolen content.
According to her post, which you can find on the singer’s Twitter account, someone was trying to sell a batch of her nude photos and was offering one picture as a preview. “If you make the purchase, it will be unblurred and you will receive and [sic] additional 14 images,” the message that was allegedly sent by hackers to potential buyers read.
“Here’s the photo, so you can keep the money”
The 41-year-old singer, however, took everyone by surprise with a message posted earlier today on Twitter. “Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” she tweeted, while also adding the preview photo with no blur.
The Australian star hasn’t provided any other details regarding the rest of the photos or how they ended up being offered for purchase online, but more information is expected to surface in the coming days if someone is indeed in possession of more intimate content.
In the past, photos of several celebrities got leaked to the web as part of a saga called The Fappening and which involved adult content stolen from their iPhones.
In those leaks, however, hackers did not ask for any payment in exchange for the photos, but instead posted them online and then re-uploaded the content to a plethora of servers to prevent takedown notices. Pictures of other celebrities also leaked earlier this year following what seemed to be a new round of The Fappening,