Adele vs Harry Styles: A study in fan reaction to celebrity photo hacks

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The U.K.’sfamous, and fame-adjacent, stars are scramblingto deal with not one but two new cases of nefarious pic-snatching. Which begs the question: How much of a celebrity’s life belongs to their fans?

First, personal photos of Adele,including a sonogram scan of her son,showed up on Facebook, believed to be from a hack of boyfriend Simon Konecki’s email. “I was appalled and upset for Adele when I saw the pictures. They are really private and should not be passed around,” a fan who reported the posting tells the Sun. “I think it is disgusting that her so-called fans were sending them around and I thought it should be stopped.”

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Not every fan feels the same, however. Apparently someone else hacked the iCloud account of Harry Styles’ mom, Anne Cox, and made away with several photos of Styles on vacation with rumored girlfriend Kendall Jenner. The fan who posted them sounds quite disgruntled — for an entirely different reason: “If I go to jail, I did this for all the Harry stans who don’t get s— from Harry,” they posted to Twitter before their account was suspended.

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