In case you missed it a number of nude photos surfaced this week featuring what appears to be actress Blake Lively (who is currently gallivanting in Europe with Leonardo DiCaprio) taking self portraits with her iPhone. A representative for Blake has since adamantly denied the authenticity of the pictures, telling People they are “100 percent FAKE,” and then adding, “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.”
Those statements seemed to have irritated whoever it is leaking the images because 17 more popped up online today and each of them had this taunting message:
Oh, yes, Blake’s rep., these are totally fake. We really, really believe you. Want moar? BTW, thanks for all the faps.
(“Faps” is apparently a reference to pleasing one’s self.)
This recent batch includes a number of photos of a clothed female that does look exactly like Blake Lively as well as some nude pictures (with no face mind you) that appear to have similar star tattoos to Blake Lively’s character Krista Coughlin in the film The Town. Here’s the photo that surfaced today featuring two small star tattoos on Blake’s left shoulder (this is in a mirror remember) followed by two photos from The Town:
I’m going to go out on a limb here and offer up my theory based on some pretty intensive research of the photos. I think this “hacker” did get some of Blake Lively’s photos from her iPhone (the ones in which she is clothed) and then manufactured the rest with an identical phone and someone that looks like Blake Lively. If you will notice most all of the explicit pictures either have the woman’s head cropped off or else the iPhone is blocking the face – it just seems too suspicious to me. Plus, Blake’s rep’s statement seems carefully crafted in such a way that seems to leave the door open to the possibility that the non-nude images may in fact be Blake.
One connection that hasn’t been made yet is the very distinctive neck tattoo from the new batch of photos:
Whether this is actually Blake Lively or another clever fake there must be some other image out there of Blake with this tattoo! My guess is that it is once again her Krista Coughlin character from The Town, but I couldn’t find any photos of her neck online. Any diligent researchers want to watch the movie and get a screen capture?
Either way, I’m guessing we will be seeing more nude photos of someone that looks a lot like Blake lively in the coming days – and I’ve got no problem with that!