Dara Hayes also known as Tigerlily is a popular DJ from Australia that recently went through some unfortunate “sex crimes.”
Tigerlily took to Social Media to voice her frustration when a nude video of the DJ leaked online. The 23-year old posted a censored nude Snapchat video to her channel, covering her breasts and other regions with emojis and drawings. Using a 3rd party program, some user was able to remove the emojis and share the raw video online.
Tigerlily’s responded yesterday by saying:
As you may or may not know, in the past 24 hours there has been some content of me spread online.
I am a young confident woman and I share many aspects of my life and who I am on social media. When I share content I make a conscious decision to do so. The content that has been ripped from Snapchat, edited and distributed is being done so against my will. As Jennifer Lawrence said ‘It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting.' How would you feel if this was happening to your best friend, your sister, or your girlfriend? It wouldn't be such a laugh then I'm sure?
I’ve spoken out many times against misogyny, sexism and online bullying, and in the past 24 hours I’ve seen just how vulgar and childish some people can be. Although the crime that has been committed is NOT OK, being proud of your body and who you are IS OK. Girls – Do not ever be ashamed of your body. Do not ever let anyone else ever treat you with anything but absolute respect. You and your body are completely perfect just the way you are and you all deserve to know that and be told that each and every day.
The voices of love and support both private and public have been truly inspiring. I've read so many of your messages and I feel empowered by the strength and positivity of the beautiful people I have in my life. To my friends, fans and those choosing not to partake in the invasion of my privacy, I thank you.
Events like this only make me more determined to keep on path. To keep playing and writing music, exploring the world, and being so honestly myself each and every day.
Love yourself and love one another.
Peace, Love & Light to you all.
“Although the crime that has been committed is NOT OK, being proud of your body and who you are IS OK,” Tigerlily said in a statement. “Girls – Do not ever be ashamed of your body. Do not ever let anyone else ever treat you with anything but absolute respect. You and your body are completely perfect just the way you are and you all deserve to know that and be told that each and every day.”
Now Tigerlily is taking the unfortunate event by setting up a fundraising page for Headspace, a national youth foundation providing mental health and well-being support. Tigerlily has already donated $5,000 to the fundraiser and aims to raise $10,000 in the next few days.
If you would like to donate, go to the fundraising page here.