Emma Watson Nude Photo Leak Was a Marketing Stunt to Shut Down 4Chan

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The nude photo leak surrounding Emma Watson threatened earlier this week turned out to be a viral marketing stunt by an organization known as Rantic Marketing to shut down the website 4chan.

The website surrounding the false leaks, EmmaYouAreNext.com, threatened to release nude photographs of the 24-year-old actress on Saturday at 12 a.m. ET, but the website which has been counting down the minutes included a note on Tuesday indicating an earlier launch.

By midnight Wednesday, Watson's face and the countdown clock had been replaced on the website, which now pushes visitors to Rantic Marketing's own homepage, which includes an open letter to President Barack Obama that claims celebrity publicists hired the company to popularize a call for internet censorship and the end of 4chan Read more...

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