Charlotte Hannah
November 28, 2012

Hunter Moore, Revenge Porn Peddler, Is Back With a New Website


Via: The Village Voice

Creator of IsAnyoneUp.com (“IAU”), “revenge porn” peddler and unimaginable douchebag Hunter Moore is back, and he’s ready to ruin some lives with his new site, HunterMoore.TV (and no, we won’t link to it). Moore claims the new site will be nearly the same as IAU, and that it’ll make you “question if you will ever want to have kids.”

For those who never stumbled upon Moore’s old venture, here’s a quick explanation from Manolith: IAU was “a place where you could exact revenge on your ex, or just a one-night stand, by submitting the nude pics he or she sent you — plus a link to his or her Facebook profile and any other identifying details you wished to include.”

Ruining lives, one pic at a time

IAU eventually shut down and and Moore was investigated by the FBI for the pictures of minors that inevitably made their way onto the site – but apparently, Moore kept all the content. And now, he’s putting it back up on the Internet, along with new submissions. A welcome message on HunterMoore.TV gives a picture of how the site will operate:

My name is Hunter Moore and I created Is Anyone Up.com when I was 24 years old. I was broke and sitting on my parents couch in Sacramento, California with -$124 in my bank account. It was for me and my friends to post pictures of girls we were fucking at the time & somehow someone found it and it became what it was. I sold it because i hated what the media turned it into and it could never be what i wanted it to be and always wanted to troll the lame and boring fad that soccer moms love and thats “bullying”. We had too many hackers too much overhead and way too many legal problems. This time I am doing it right. We are going to start off by launching with all the old IAU content and all new content. The submission page has only been up for five full days and we’ve done over 7,000 submission within that time. I am creating something that will question if you will ever want to have kids. I am making something very scary but yet fun. If you remember the old IAU you will have it back but with a mobile APP to go along with it and a very strong social networking site of our community. I hope you are all as excited as i am.

Pretty scummy, especially considering how utterly life-ruining it can be to have one’s nude pictures put up on the Internet (the heartbreaking case of Amanda Todd comes to mind). Unfortunately, there are a shocking number of people who are happy to come to Moore’s defense.

If his Twitter account (which is, mind-bogglingly, frequented by women who voluntarily send him nudes) and the comments on articles written about him are any indication, Moore’s got a lot of fans. But even those who don’t worship him are happy to excuse his behavior, along with the behavior of the scum who post other people’s pictures on his sites. According to some people, Moore does nothing more than provide a platform – the ones really to blame are the people who chose to take nude photos of themselves in the first place.

What? Way to blame the victim again

Even if we forget for a moment that many of the pictures that ended up on the site were photos stolen from private computers, and pictures of minors, there’s no way the fault for any of it lies with the people in the photos.

It’s unreasonable to expect that people won’t sext, and morally repugnant to suggest that when a person’s naked photos are disseminated across the Internet against their wishes, along with their name and other personal info, neither the person who published the photos nor the person who provided the platform bear any responsibility.

That said, if you’re going to send a nude pic of yourself to someone else, please make sure you do it safely. If you receive someone else’s nude photo, don’t share it with anyone it wasn’t intended for (yes, even if you feel the sender deserves it). And let’s all hope HunterMoore.TV, and revenge porn in general, doesn’t last long.

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