By now you’ve probably heard about the nude photo of Vanessa Hudgens that is making its way around the internet. Yes, I’ve seen it. No, I’m not going to link to it. And no, I didn’t search for it- it was sent to me by someone that suggested it was a fake.
I would have believed that it was, but Hudgens has released a statement through her rep stating that the photo is indeed her in all her bare glory. She says that it is a personal matter.
Us Magazine is reporting that she is being removed from further High School Musical productions:
“Due to the recent scandal of “High School Musical” star Vanessa
Hudgens’ naked photo scandal, Execs at Disney have parted ways with the
star and have decided to replace her with “Cheetah Girls” star Adrienne
The decision came just hours after the scandal became
public and got to the offices at Disney. Says insiders, “It was an
extremely hard decision to do. Vanessa has become apart of the family,
but we felt it was irresponsible of her to do what she did.”
What did she do? At this point it is just one photo of her, standing alone, nude. Sure, it’s not the image that Disney wants to promote, but it’s a lot better than the Lohans of the world that are still supporting tragic lifestyles on Disney’s dime.
I’m guessing, although I don’t know many of you, that we have all been nude at some point in our lives. At least once.
What do you think? Is Disney doing the right thing, assuming that the source sited by Us Magazine is correct? Or do you think it is a knee-jerk reaction? Honestly, I can see a case for either side.
Update: Disney is now saying they stand by Ms. Hudgens after she apologized for having been photographed in the nude. "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust
means the world to me," Hudgens said in a statement. "I am embarrassed over
this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am
thankful for the support of my family and friends." Well, there you have it, another fairytale Disney ending. (updated by John)