Bitterness could now equal jail

Shakeem Holloway

You broke up, and now she’s airing out on Twitter what was once heralded pillow talk between a private couple in love or lust or whatever. You’re pissed, but you have an ace up your sleeve: remember those naked pics she let you take? Oh yeah, time to post them.

Well you might want to rethink that, playa. The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that criminalizes revenge porn (private photographs uploaded without permission), also known as “dem nudes.”

According to the, first offenders would be guilty of a misdemeanor and repeat offenders would be guilty of a felony, with sentencing up to five years in jail and a $100,000 fine.

Let that sink in. If you leak, upload, release and/or post those coveted nudes that were once reserved for — well whatever you reserved them for — and you get caught more than once, you might have to pay six figures.

Personally, I’m ecstatic this bill might get passed in the House. Nowadays you scroll down Twitter or Facebook, and you never know when you’ll see some disgruntled bitter person leaking photos to settle a score.

Holding these people accountable should reduce the “revenge porn” on our timelines and also provide some comfort for those who are worried about this sort of thing happening.

It’s truly sad when kids like Amber Cole get ridiculed when videos/photos leak of them doing what most people do behind closed doors, but that’s where it should stay: behind closed doors.

We should all be more responsible in those private situations. Maybe stop letting every guy/girl take some photos of you wearing your birthday suit because you like their smile.

Hopefully the next step will be a bill disallowing people to let their three-year olds cuss to get those six seconds of fame. Although I do laugh at the Vines with the cute kid that has the mouth of sailor, I find it troubling that someone would choose to record it, just to get a couple likes and retweets.