The Hunger Games star Willow Shields shared an intimate photo of herself with fans on Instagram — though she didn’t do so voluntarily. The actor explained that she was being blackmailed by a person who had private photos of her and warned they were being shared online.
In a desperate attempt to crack down on the unknown blackmailer, Willow decided to share the photo herself. The Spinning Out star posted the photo to Instagram and wrote: “I was blackmailed and blackmailed for taking nude photos of myself, intimate photos that shouldn’t be shared with the world.
“I’m going to take back control and share it with you first.” Here’s the photo they emailed and attached, threatening to share it with my friends, family and the internet. They claimed to have more “harmless” photos that could be used against me.
“I will not allow anyone else to make decisions that affect my own body, I will not allow anyone to exercise power over me,” continued Willow, 22, who has reported the unnamed person to the FBI , “Hopefully hope they take the investigation seriously and pursue this crime.”
The actor added: “I’m sharing this because I know how many people are affected every day by revenge porn and nude leaks from hackers and criminals to destroy their bodies and minds, both of which are very vulnerable. I get it , I’m sorry it exists.” “I’m not ashamed of being a bitch, this is my body and I’ll share it with whoever I want.”
Willow bravely shared an intimate photo with 800,000 fans, which received many praises from fans. “We support you Willow and I’m so sorry this happened to you,” wrote one fan.
The second told her: “I’m very, very sorry this happened to you. I welcome the way you have your power and not let someone else take it from you. I’ve always been a big fan of it and am even more so now So much. Solidarity with the sisters.” A third gushed, “You are absolutely beautiful Willow. You are doing incredible things here and no one tells you.”
Willow got her big break as Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) sister Prim in the Hunger Games trilogy.