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Ricky Gervais' celebrity photo hacking comments draw backlash from Dunham, Watson

Sep. 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM ET

Ricky Gervais likes to speak his mind — and as his Golden Globes hosting gigs have proved, he doesn't mind if he draws the ire of fellow celebrities. But recent comments he made on Twitter about famous folks whose intimate images were hacked and posted on the internet may have proved to be a tweet too far.

"Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on your computer," he tweeted on Monday. 

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Some stars, including Lena Dunham and Emma Watson, responded to his and other less-than-empathetic comments.

Gervais has since deleted his initial tweet but has continued the discussion.

Meanwhile, Dunham also commented generally on the hacking.

Seth Rogen jumped in with his own condemnation.

And Mary Elizabeth Winstead chimed into the discussion from a different perspective — her private photos were among those leaked. The actress commented on what it was like to have her long-deleted photos released, and she expressed empathy for other celebs who are going through the same thing.

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