Some idiotic Internet user has clearly never watched Game of Thrones.
Because he or she has dared to mess with Maisie Williams.
The actress – best known and absolutely beloved for playing Arya Stark on the aforementioned HBO drama – has become the latest nude photo hacking victim, with pictures of Williams in a state of undress having hit the Internet.
Out of respect, we’re not about the post the images here, but they have been making the rounds on Reddit for days.
The pictures depict the 19-year-old posing topless on a rock. Her back is turned to the camera and she’s with two female friends who are also in skimpy outfits.
A rep for Williams has even issued a statement to The New York Post, confirming that his client is featured in the photos, while also downplaying their racy nature.
“The images online were shared from Maisie’s personal social media account,” this rep tells Page Six, adding:
“The images are not explicit in nature, but pictures of Maisie and close friends at a spa at a recent visit to Japan.”
Such a violation of privacy is galling under any circumstance, of course.
But Williams took this trip to Japan in order to protest dolphin shows and the hunting of the aquatic mammals.
We guess that’s why they say no good deed goes unpunished, huh?
Because people on the Internet can often suck a whole lot, Williams is merely the latest female star to suffer from an online hacking.
Kristen Dunst and Kaley Cuoco were among the other actress victimized at that time by some loser hacker, while Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones watched her nude pics get stolen and released over the summer.
Williams, meanwhile, has long been an outspoken enemy of sexism.
She calls out misogyny whenever she sees it and she was responsible for one of our favorite quotes ever on the topic.
“We should stop calling feminists ‘feminists,’” the young star once said.
“And just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist” and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad.”
We can’t say this loudly enough:
AMEN, MAISIE WILLIAMS!
Williams will return to the small screen for Game of Thrones Season 7 next year.
We’ll obviously be tuning in because Game of Thrones is awesome and epic and everyone with a television ought to be watching.
But also just to cheer on Williams.
She’s only 19 years old and she’s more mature and insightful than a majority of people on this planet.
And certainly a lot more than the moron who leaked her semi-naked photos online.