Teen Wolf actors Tyler Posey and Cody Christian and several other TV-famous celebrities fell victim to an apparent cyberattack this weekend, when personal photos and videos started circulating the internet. Christian’s private videos started to surface online over the weekend, and Posey’s cropped up on Tuesday, alongside videos and videos and pictures of The 100’s Ricky Whittle and Faking It’s Gregg Sulkin.
Fans of the actors and other celebrities close to them have been quick to offer their support, although neither Christian, Posey, Sulkin, or Whittle have offered a statement acknowledging the leaks. Many fans claim that some of the videos lack concrete proof, and could be hoaxes, although others claim to have seen identifying tattoos and clothing.
Actress Bella Thorne, who has dated both Posey and Gregg Sulkin, responded directly to a fan posting screencaps of Sulkin’s alleged private photos, claiming that “this isn’t greggs [sic] dick.”
Earlier this week, Thorne also tweeted an impassioned plea against cyberbullying.
Teen Wolf co-star Dylan Sprayberry took the opportunity to inject some humor into the situation while calling out whoever leaked the videos of Christian and Posey.
After facing some criticism for his initial tweet, Sprayberry clarified that his feelings about the leak come from a place of “disgust.”
Many of Posey and Christian’s fans have joined Sprayberry and Thorne in speaking out against whoever leaked the private materials, starting the #WeRespectYouTyler and #WeRespectYouCody hashtags. The leak also comes soon after actresses Lucy Hale and Game of Throne’s Maisie Williams’s nude photos were also leaked online.
This infringement of privacy is just another incident on a long list of hackings for actors’ photos. Back in 2014, Celebgate was a massive leak where celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were hacked through Gmail and iCloud accounts. In March 2016, 36-year-old Ryan Collins pled guilty for the crimes. Edward Majerczyk, a 28-year-old from Chicago, also pled guilty in connection to the cyberattack.
It’s unclear how exactly the videos of Christian and Posey were obtained as details are still developing. Regardless, Lawrence expressed her feelings about this sort of offense in a 2014 interview with Vanity Fair. She said, “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation.”