Emma Watson nude photo threats were apparently a plot to kill 4chan

Anonymous users of infamous web forum 4chan leaked stolen nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and scores of other women on September 1st. Three weeks later, anonymous 4chan users threatened to do it again. Their new target would be Emma Watson, the actress best known for portraying teenage schoolgirl Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies.

This time, the anonymous figures appeared more organized. Shortly after the threats appeared online, someone set up a dedicated site — emmawatsonyouarenext.com — and started a countdown to the time and date that they would release the images. The countdown first pointed to this coming Saturday, before jumping forward, to 12AM ET on Wednesday the 24th of September.

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