“Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills” singer Sia is famous for not wanting to show her face in public, so it may have shocked some when she blasted out a picture of her blurry booty recently.
Of course, Sia’s decision to share dat ass is not remotely linked with her decision to hide her face from cameras. The latter is to protect her privacy and make an artistic statement about fame, while her recent “show and tell” is an attempt to thwart a paparazzo who is allegedly trying to sell nude pics of her.
“Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans,” she wrote on Twitter. “Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas!” The photo includes a watermark establishing it as a preview shot.
By blasting out her bottom, Sia has not only bested paparazzi trying to profit off of an invasion of her privacy, but she has also claimed ownership over her own body and image. In other words: you can shoot her down, but she won’t fall … She is Titaaaaaaniiiiiiiiiiium.
However, this isn’t the first time naked photos of a celebrity have been up for sale. In 2014, a series of nude pictures were released of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in a massive Apple hack. At the time, commenters were unsympathetic to Lawrence and Upton, claiming that they shouldn’t take nude pictures if they don’t want things like that to happen. Lawrence indicated her shock and disgust to Vanity Fair:
“Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it … It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity.”
Here’s Sia’s latest video, “Santa’s Coming For Us,” from her upcoming holiday album. “Everyday is Christmas.”