Pop sensation Taylor Swift found herself at the center of a disturbing controversy after an AI-generated pornographic images of her surfaced on social media platforms.
Reports confirms that, one such image garnered a staggering 45 million views before the account responsible was suspended.
Will Swift take legal action?
According to close sources, Taylor Swift is not taking this violation lightly and is contemplating legal action against those behind the circulation of these adult images.
The sources said, “Whether or not legal action will be taken is being decided, but there is one thing that is clear: These fake, AI-generated images are abusive, offensive, exploitative and done without Taylor’s consent and/or knowledge.”
The disturbing images, known as “deepfakes,” portrayed the “Love Story” singer in various explicit and offensive poses at a Kansas City Chiefs game, where her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, plays.
Taylor Swift has not released any statement on the scandal, but her loyal fan base, affectionately known as Swifties, has taken to social media to express outrage and condemn the inappropriate use of AI technology.
The hashtag “Protect Taylor Swift” trended on the platform, with fans fiercely defending their idol.
A fan wrote, “people sharing the ai pics are sick and disgusting. protect taylor swift at all costs.”
Others directed their anger toward those who re-shared the images, emphasizing the need for stricter legislation to prevent such incidents in the future.
AI and the celebrity world
The disturbing trend of celebrities being targeted by AI technology is not new.
Last year, deepfake photos of Pope Francis and a viral image of former President Donald Trump facing police arrest flooded the internet.
This portrayed the potential dangers of this technology.
Celebrities, such as Scarlett Johansson and Cardi B, also suffered from this,
In fact, they took legal action against unauthorized use of AI-generated content.
Scarlett Johansson’s attorney, Kevin Yorn, emphasized the seriousness of such actions, stating, “Per our usual course of action in these circumstances, we will deal with it with all legal remedies that we will have.”
Despite celebrities standing up against these violations, the prevalence of AI and deepfake controversies persists.
The latest development raises questions and points at the urgent need for legal measures to be put in place.
This would protect individuals from the misuse of AI technology.
As Scarlett Johansson aptly pointed out, the fight for one’s image in the vast expanse of the internet is a challenging one.
As the drama unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Taylor Swift will take legal steps against those responsible for the controversy and contribute to the ongoing battle against the darker aspects of AI.