The British sportswomen have had their images stolen from their own devices and leaked on WhatsApp and the internet
The news of athletes’ pictures getting leaked on social media came just days after the England Lionesses’ historic Euro Cup victory over Germany.
These pictures of high-achieving women are being shared around on WhatsApp without their consent.
Pictures of British Sportswomen, Ex-Football Player, CWG 2022 Athlete, Super League Player Leaked On WhatsApp
One of the victim’s include a sports star, who’s currently competing in the commonwealth games, while other one is a celebrated former Lionesses, another is an active Women’s super league player.
There are some other unidentified faces among these explicit pictures who appeared to be either teammates or close friends of these stars.
These pictures began circulating over the social media after the historic win of England over Germany. According to these pictures, these are taken in some private places that appear to be hotel rooms.
However, how these pictures became public is still a mystery, all stars are taking strict steps to get the intimate images and videos removed from the dark web.
Many social media users who have received these explicit images are reacting differently. One of the users who also received these images said, “They all came together just before the Euro final.”
The Chairwoman of the Commons Women and Equalities Committee, Caroline Nokes called out the criminal offense and lashed out at the users who are sharing the pictures.
She said, “When you’re in the middle of competing on the sporting stage you should be able to focus on what you’re doing, not have to put up with this sexist behavior”.
She further added, “When our female sports stars demonstrate that they are outperforming men, they should not have to put up with this tawdry objectification.
We have made such massive progress with equality, yet when push comes to shove it reminds us that we are still repeatedly objectified. Still, they are talked about not for what they’ve achieved but for how they look”.
A spokesman for the National Cyber Security Centre also opened up about the criminal attack and described it as “utterly reprehensible”.
The NCSC’s Cyber Aware website has actionable steps to stay secure”.