Prostate Foundation Rejects Cash from Reddit Users Feeling Guilty Over Jennifer Lawrence Pics


A philanthropic group has rejected donations from a fundraising campaign taken up by Reddit users in the wake of their sharing hacked nude photos of celebrities, the Daily Dot reported.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation had reportedly received more than $6,000 from Redditors, as site users are known, who subscribed to a thread connected to the distribution of pictures of actresses like Jennifer Lawrence (pictured above), Mary Elizabeth Winstead and others. “Reddit The Fappening,” as the thread is called, was listed as the foundation’s top fundraiser before the donation was rebuffed.

“We would never condone raising funds for cancer research in this manner,” the foundation said in a statement on its website. “Out of respect for everyone involved and in keeping with our own standards, we are returning all donations that resulted from this post.”

Lawrence contacted authorities after the photos, allegedly hacked from iCloud accounts, began proliferating online. Agence France-Presse reported on Tuesday that Apple attributed the thefts to “targeted attacks” and not a breach of iCloud security measures.

Buzzfeed reported that several Reddit users have accused 27-year-old Bryan Hamade of putting the photos online.

Hamade, who works as a “coding specialist” for an Atlanta marketing firm, denied the allegation, saying he posted a screenshot connected to the hacks in an effort to trick users of another forum, 4chan, into giving him Bitcoin believing he had the pictures.

“I am just an idiot who tried to pull one over on 4chan and lost big time and stupidly left this identifying information,” Hamade was quoted as saying. “They took my proof and back traced it — it isn’t remotely true. I am not a hacker. I have no idea how the hell someone could hack into all those accounts.”

Hamade is reportedly seeking an attorney after being harassed online and on the phone by 4chan users, some of whom have allegedly threatened to hack his own websites.

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