Sydney-based DJ Tigerlily has vocally condemned bullying of any sort after a nude video ripped and edited from her snapchat was leaked online.
The video that was leaked was taken in a hotel room in Munich by her female tour manager as she told news.com.au.
“She edited the video before she uploaded it. She made it black and white and then sped it up, so the Snapchat was only about two seconds in length, because it was going so fast,” Tigerlily said.
“She covered my private parts with emojis and squiggles. You couldn’t see anything.”
A “creepy blog site” then edited the emojis and squiggles out of the video and also slowed it down to reveal her body.
Tigerlily has since taken to her near-500,000 likes strong Facebook page, quoting Jennifer Lawrence and calling it a “sex crime”. She also took the opportunity to talk about “misogyny, sexism and online bullying”.
“Although the crime that has been committed is NOT OK, being proud of your body and who you are IS OK,” she wrote.
“Girls – Do not ever be ashamed of your body. Do not ever let anyone else ever treat you with anything but absolute respect. You and your body are completely perfect just the way you are and you all deserve to know that and be told that each and every day.”
Tigerlily has further continued to turn a negative into a positive by setting up a fundraising page for Headspace, a youth foundation that provides mental health and wellbeing support around the country.
The aim of the fundraiser is “to support victims of bullying – both online and offline”. The DJ and producer kicked-off the fundraiser by donating $5,000 to the cause and others are beginning to join her.
It’s horrifying that anyone would go to these lengths to expose her online but Tigerlily has handled it like a pro, using it to offer support to people all around the country who have been victims of bullying in anyway.
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