Caitlin Gallagher
December 08, 2016 4:04 pm
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Another day, another female celebrity getting her privacy invaded. After a trip to Japan, Maisie Williams’ photos from her personal Facebook account were stolen and shared on Reddit. The Reddit thread is for fans of the Game of Thrones actress, but whoever snatched these photos from her private page — and whoever is glad they were shared — do not deserve to call themselves fans of the one and only Arya Stark.

Beyond them being private images that Williams had shared with only her Facebook friends, what’s making these photos so buzzworthy is the fact that Williams’ bare back is exposed. Apparently, a non-sexual photo of a famous woman’s back was deemed worthy of stealing and sharing.

Another thing that bothers us is how these photos of Williams are being called “topless photos” and being sexualized. As Williams’ representative explained to New York Post‘s Page Six:

SHE WAS AT A SPA, EVERYONE. Who cares that she didn’t have a shirt on?!

And the frustrating aspects don’t end there because Williams’ trip to Japan was for the Dolphin Project. She has been asking that consumers take a pledge not to buy tickets for dolphin shows anymore to help protect these magnificent creatures.

And that’s why she had traveled to Taiji, Japan. Not to have creepy people steal her photos, but because the Taiji harbor is a notorious place where dolphins are slaughtered, as was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.

So please don’t let these photos outshine Williams’ tremendous advocacy efforts. You can do that by not looking at them and researching her work with the Dolphin Project. Because as much as we all want to be friends with Williams, if she hasn’t accepted you as a Facebook friend — well then, those photos weren’t for you.

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