Iggy Azalea has decided to take a break from social media following the topless pictures of her that were leaked online this past weekend. Iggy was reportedly devastated when she logged onto social media and saw that nude photos of herself had been leaked online.
Iggy Azalea releases statement following the deactivation of her social media accounts after GQ photoshoot topless outtakes leaked.
She states that a lot of women have done this topless shoot but it never gets released and she will keep her accounts deactivated for now. pic.twitter.com/NfEmjw7TJ0
— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@Pop_Alarms) May 27, 2019
Azalea deactivated both her Instagram and Twitter accounts, though she did also send out a statement explaining her thoughts. Within that statement, she said that the leaked images were produced during a 2016 photo shoot for GQ Australia, and that they were never intended to be released.
“Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public,” she said. “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc Covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.
The photographer who shot Iggy for that session, Nino Muñoz, has issued a statement of his own, saying that the pictures were stolen from him. “My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected,” he wrote. “I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served.” He also shared a text image that reads, “I’m outraged and saddened to find out that images of mine were stolen and published without my permission. There is currently an investigation underway.”
“Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted,” he continues. “I empathize with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone that is involved.”