Wednesday 29 March 2017

WATCH: 'There's nothing I can do' - Vogue Williams explains how her image appeared on a porn site

Vogue Williams on Friday's The Late Late Show
Vogue Williams on Friday's The Late Late Show
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Vogue Williams explained how her face appeared on porn websites when she appeared on Friday night's The Late Late Show.

The model and TV presenter was one of several Irish celebrities whose images were photoshopped and used on a site that carries adult content and attracts disturbing comments from users.

Vogue's image was found on the site along with Miriam O'Callaghan, Rachel Allen, Claire Byrne, Kathryn Thomas, Lucy Kennedy, Jenny Greene, Nuala Carey, Colette Fitzpatrick and Anne Cassin. Pictures of their faces all were superimposed on to images of naked women.

Speaking about the scandal on Friday night's The Late Late Show, Vogue said: "A lot of well-known faces, including mine, were photoshopped on to naked bodies and now I'm basically on porn websites."

She added sarcastically: "Which is fantastic."

The 31-year-old said she's not "upset" about the incident.

"I'm not upset about it. I'm annoyed about it," she said.

"They [pictures] go up and there's nothing I can do about it. They go up on one site, then they go up on to hundreds of sites and you can't get them down. They'll never come down."

Miriam O'Callaghan. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Miriam O'Callaghan. Photo: Kieran Harnett

The images emerged as part of an ongoing investigation into a site where women's pictures have been used in this way.

It was launched after a complaint was made by Katie Kirwan, a 19-year-old who spoke out earlier this year when pictures were stolen from her Facebook profile.

The Cork teenager was horrified when she discovered that photos of her taken when she was only 14 were on an explicit website.

Threatening and offensive comments were posted on the photos, which have been viewed more than a million times.

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