The Reddit page hosting naked celebrity pictures, including Jennifer Lawrence, has been shut down 5 years ago

The Reddit page hosting naked celebrity pictures, including Jennifer Lawrence, has been shut down

The Fappening is, erm, not happening anymore...

Remember a few weeks ago when pictures of a number of celebrities in the nip appeared on the internet? Yeah? Well if you haven't, the icloud accounts of Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and more were all hacked and naked pictures were then posted on the website 4chan. Pretty invasive behaviour, we think you'll agree.

Like everything that's potentially viral these days, a subreddit page was created on Reddit and it was called The Fappening. The page allowed you check out all 200 pictures and unsurprisingly the hit counter went off the scales. It has, however, been shut down.

Reddit claimed that because of a DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) order, they were required by law to take down any stolen images, which included pictures of JOE favourite and The Hunger Games star J-Law.

Reddit is a massive site to monitor and a spokesperson said shutting down the page was the easiest option. "It became obvious that we were either going to have to watch these subreddits constantly, or shut them down. We chose the latter."

Hat-tip to BBC Newsbeat.