Personal and sometimes racy photos of Christina Aguilera made their way to the Internets yesterday after, it is being claimed, they were obtained by a mysterious hacker and released online. According to Aguilera herself, the photos were stolen from the computer of Xtina’s personal stylist. While I have not seen any nekkid photos, per se, some of the pics are somewhat risqué … and Xtina is not happy about the leak. Here are a couple of the more benign photos and the full text of Xtina’s official statement on the photo leak:
“The photos of Christina Aguilera being leaked to the press were illegally obtained by a hacker who tapped into Christina’s personal stylist’s account. The photos were taken in the privacy of Ms. Aguilera’s home and were used only in a personal exchange between the star and her stylist. We are attempting to determine the identity of the hackers and will pursue them aggressively. Their conduct is reprehensible.”
While I can totally understand the outrage at being violated in this way (i.e. having one’s personal property stolen and then disseminated online), the photos are not as provocative as some official photos of Xtina that I have seen in years past. NOT that I am condoning the theft of these photos … I’m just saying it could’ve been a lot worse. Something tells me that Xtina prolly does have other racier photos on her computer somewhere … hopefully she’ll put those babies on lockdown.
In other Xtina news, she and her new boyfriend Matthew Rutler
returned home to SoCal jetted off to Madrid, Spain this week after the pair jetted off to Japan at the end of last week so that she could do some promo work for her new film Burlesque. After the jump, check out a couple photos of the pair’s arrival in Madrid …
It’s unclear if Xtina’s “racy” photos had already leaked online by the time she and Matt arrived back home in SoCal but I’m certain she was none-too-pleased to have to deal with the brouhaha after her quick trip to Japan. Then again, as the old adage says, there’s no such thing as bad press … mebbe she’s not personally as upset as her official statement suggests. At least she is home again … and hopefully there’ll be no more leaking of personal photos to be had.