Jennifer Lawrence is among the celebs whose nude photos were apparently stolen and posted online. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

Clay Aiken, the American Idol runner-up turned congressional candidate in North Carolina, doesn’t feel much sympathy for celebrities whose personal nude photos were leaked on the internet.

“Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get,” Aiken said in an interview with  our colleague Ben Terris, who just wrote an excellent profile of Aiken.

That’s not to say that the former pop singer condones the release by unknown hackers of the cache of nude photos, including some of celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne,  Lea Michele, McKayla Maroney and Ariana Grande.

“Of course whoever [stole and released the photos] should be hogtied,” he added.  “And it’s unfortunate that we don’t have Internet security right now or the laws in place to protect people from pirating that stuff.”

Good thing he’s running for Congress then?

And the wannabe lawmaker has a suggestion for those tempted to snap pics of their naughty bits: “I’ve got a mirror if I want to check something out,” Aiken said.

 

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