Lupita Nyong’o & Jared Leto Abandon Morals To Pose For Creepy/Sexy Terry Richardson Photos

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In today’s disappointing news, Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto apparently socialized with alleged sexual predator Terry Richardson and ended up as guest stars on his blog of bad photography. Richardson poses with the pair in a couple of photos and documents goofs like Nyong’o trying on Richardson’s glasses and everyone forgetting about the inconvenient sexual abuse allegations. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

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It’s pretty upsetting to see any celebrities cut Richardson a break or hire him for any reason (I came down pretty hard on Beyoncé when she hired him to direct her video for XO), but they do, over and over. For some reason, either Richardson poses some sort of boon to their careers that apparently outweighs sexual predation, or people just don’t care about things like sexual assault when they could hang out with Fun Guy Terry.

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Terry Richardson is a bad guy. Not a bad guy like a cartoon villain or even a kind-hearted but complicated street thief who will one day be a benevolent king, I mean a bad fucking guy. According to numerous, unconnected women, Terry Richardson took advantage of his position to assault women time and time again (including one of our very own writers, who detailed her experience here), and yet celebrities inexplicably continue to brush his behavior under the rug. It’s not so much that Richardson is a free-pass guy, people don’t forget about his assaults (or at least, outlets like us keep writing about it). But I think his behavior is somewhat condoned as part of his personality, as if it makes him a more interesting artist instead of a hack who gets off on objectifying women and taking boring pictures.

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There’s no grey area here. From the way I see it, there’s no argument that Richardson is a reformed man, or that he was falsely accused. There are simply too many stories that keep coming out from people who stand nothing to gain from going public. Richardson is an accused serial abuser, and hanging out with him to add some indie cred to your career is tacit approval of his behavior. Just make a movie for IFC. There are other ways to seem cool. Or, publicly condemn his behavior instead of pretending that it’ll all go away if you look the other direction. That’s another option.

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      I’ve seen Jared Leto take photos with Richardson before, so while I’m disappointed, I’m not surprised. I just don’t understand how anyone can ignore the number of stories about him and women. It’s really disheartening to see Terry Richardson celebrated by Hollywood, especially by celebrities whom I would otherwise respect.

      • http://toyboxkiller.tumblr.com/ Cate

        Seeing as Jared Leto has his own accusations of abuse, it doesn’t shock me that he’d hang out with Uncle Terry at all. With other celebrities, though, especially women, it’s always a shock though at this point it really shouldn’t be.

      • Kaitlin Reilly

        I hadn’t heard of the accusations against Jared Leto. Going to look into that now. That’s extremely sad.

      • Kaitlin Reilly

        *sad as in disappointing, not sad as in “sad that this celebrity is being accused because they are so great”, just to be clear.

      • http://toyboxkiller.tumblr.com/ Cate

        Yeah, I was really sad when I read it too. Like, if girls who basically make it a hobby to hook up with rock stars* are warning other girls with the same hobby away from him, you know it’s pretty serious.

        *To be clear I see nothing wrong with making it a hobby to hook up with any group of people for any reason and there are a couple of rock stars I wouldn’t be against hooking up with myself, though Jared Leto is NOT on that list.

      • AS

        there are none just fanfictions some people decided to take too seriously.

      • http://toyboxkiller.tumblr.com/ Cate

        Um, correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t most fan fiction, even especially fantasy fan fiction, end with the victim enjoying herself?
        Plus, what I’ve read are actual WARNINGS to other groupie hopefuls, not fan fiction by any stretch of the imagination.

      • AS

        1. if you call warning saying go for it and describe it as a great lay … (on tumblr there are only misleading excerpts not the full stories ;) ) 2. there is no source, they are all second accounts stories from a MB famous for the BS people wrote on it. So, well the day a girl came out and take legal action against him or formally accuse him than we can start saying that there are ‘accusations of abuse’ but for now.. just fanficitions.

      • http://toyboxkiller.tumblr.com/ Cate

        Because rape and abuse aren’t underreported at all?
        Statistically you are more likely to be correct if you believe an alleged victim of abuse than if you don’t, and considering that he frequently exhibits creepy behavior, like that weirdness with Emilia Clarke at the Oscars, I don’t think it’s a huge stretch.

      • AS

        We don’t even have an *alleged victim* here, that’s the point.

        ‘Frequently exhibits creepy behavior’ What? What are you talking about? He is eccentric but there is no reason whatsoever to even think of him as a rapist. There was nothing creepy in what he did with Emilia Clarke at all, he was just flirting jokingly with her. You let the fake rumours influence your perception of him SMH.

        Accusing an innocent man without evidences is A HUGE STRETCH and extremely wrong especially since there are a lot of REAL victims to help, and a lot of REAL offenders and abusers to fight.

      • butch

        You’re one of Richardson’s trolls. They’re fanning out all over the Internet.

      • AS

        Richardson? What?

      • Dreám Bongo

        “Statistically you are more likely to be correct if you believe an alleged victim of abuse than if you don’t”<–Doesn't matter. Presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. You can convict him on rumors, a hunch, "I heards," and statistics if you wish, but don't bother the rest of us if we don't want to

      • butch

        Oh shut up. If you’re raped and murdered tomorrow you will never press charges because you are DEAD. If the man is never caught and never brought to trial, you are still dead. Is that fan fiction or REALITY?

      • AS

        ?!?! what again?!?! LOL you are just a bad troll.

    • Lindsey Conklin

      Lupita is really rocking those glasses though

    • FemelleChevalier

      *sigh*

      Because, sadly, Terry isn’t the only one. There are predators in every kind of industry, and it is especially rampant in the modeling industry. He is not unique. People continue to hire him because he gives results and can socialize (kiss ass) with people in the same league as him.

      He doesn’t prey on people he knew will give him trouble (celebrities and such) so they are “okay” with him. Also, there are models and aspiring models who enables his behavior by eagerly agreeing to his conditions to “network”. They (indirectly) validated him to further his harassments because he thinks it’s “okay”.

      It is wrong, I know. I don’t like it either.

    • csmif

      Sure the guy is an effing pig, but the fact remains that his portrait style is distinctive, in demand and often copied. Along with the industry cred that goes with him taking your pic, the guy is going to stick around whether we despise him or not.

    • brit smith

      Terry’s pal, Marc Jacobs wants to control the entire fashion world. He has great influence on Lady Gaga, Miley C. Lupita and more. Read the truth at http://styleangelique.blogspot.hu/2014/01/fashiontruestory.html

    • butch

      LETO didn’t abandon his morals. He made his own pact with Satan in return for eternal youth. What’s worse is to see Leto and Richardson with 15 year old Elle Fanning.