Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake Respond to Hacked Photo Scandal– Hilariously
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have the last laugh when it comes to the rumors about their alleged hacked nude photos.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the latest of the celebrity hacked nude photo scandals. Though at first it was somewhat questionable whether Scarlett Johansson’s photos were real, it seems to be pretty clear by this point that they are; she’s got the FBI on the case and everything. Right on the heels of Scarlett’s scandal, though, came reports that Friends with Benefits costars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake had also been hacked—and that the hacker had revealed four intimate photos that the two had shared.
TMZ reported that two of the photos featured Justin shirtless: In one, he was lying on a bed, and in the second, he was wearing a pair of pink panties as a hat. The third photo showed Mila in a bathtub, though only her head was visible. The fourth, TMZ said, was “a photo of a male which is explicit in nature, although his identity is a mystery.” I assume this means that his head was cut out of the shot, or else he was wearing a paper bag over his face (never underestimate the worth of a paper bag).
But, you know, something occurred to me today: Has anyone actually SEEN the Mila/Justin images? Because I haven’t, and that’s weird. Wait, that sounded wrong. Let me clarify: The reason it’s weird is because usually those types of pics are all over the place once they’ve been leaked; and yet, even though these four photos allegedly hit the Internet last week, I haven’t seen them posted in any of the places you’d expect them to be.
In light of this, then, it wasn’t really a surprise when People reported today that reps for both Mila and Justin have issued statements saying the rumors are “entirely false.” With regards to the photo of Mila in the tub, her reps said that isn’t even from a phone, but from an email account that a) is inactive and b) hasn’t existed in three years. And the other photos? According to the reps, they “were never exchanged between the two parties.” This is sort of interesting: The reps aren’t exactly denying that the photos exist, but they are saying that their context is all wrong. I suppose, then, that it’s conceivable that the photos are real; they’ve just been taken out of their original context and given a new one, with the result that four unconnected photos suddenly, when put together, weave a sordid tale of costars hooking up on set. Of course, it’s also still possible that the photos are the result of some really dedicated Photoshopping, so do with that what you will.
Anyway, I don’t know if they called in the FBI like Scarlett did, but Mila and Justin are reportedly working with the authorities on the matter and will pursue whatever legal action is necessary. Here’s the best part, though. Justin’s statement finishes up with this: “In closing, Mr. Timberlake would like us to make it clear that while he might write songs about putting things in boxes, he never has and definitely doesn’t make a habit of taking any photos of them and sending them.” Mila, meanwhile, closed with this: “Ms. Kunis would like us to add that while she is a fan of the song, she does not have nor has ever had photos of any male parts in her possession.”
I LOVE this. While nude photos can be kind of embarrassing, they’re really not the scandal that they used to be, as long as they’re not, y’know, Weinergate (because that was something else entirely). Sexting is a pretty common occurrence between adults these days, so it’s not that big of a deal to find that two adults may have sent some sexy messages to each other. Mila and Justin are taking the action they need to, but they’re also taking the whole incident in stride and even getting a laugh out of it—which is pretty admirable. Pictures aren’t the end of the world. Moral of the story: Do you what you need to do, move on, and most importantly, have a laugh about it. Wise words to live by!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.