The proposed art exhibition that would have seen the leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton displayed in their ‘unaltered’ form had been cancelled after backlash greeted it on the way.
As ENTmania! reported, an artist named XVALA decided to put up the photos as part of his ‘Fear Google’ campaign in his ‘No Delete’ exhibit show at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, Florida. but after receiving several petitions and protests, he decided to replace the photos with his own nudes.
‘It wasn’t just about being ‘hacked’ images anymore, but now presented in the media as stolen property,’ said the artist. ‘People were identifying with Jennifer Lawrence’s and Kate Upton’s victimization, much more than I had anticipated, which is powerfully persuasive.’
Added CACA publicist Cory Allen, ‘It was inspiring to see people take action through a petition, signing their name and not just commenting on a thread.’