“She’s a celebrity, and we have to look out for our own interests, too,” said one friend who knew Gwen and had known her for years.
“We’d say to her, ‘I love your work, but can you please not go nude on the Internet?’
And she’d be like, ‘Yeah, sure.'”
It was her first nude photo shoot, and she says the public reaction to it was “a little bit of a shock.”
Gwen shared some of the photos with The Globe and Mail, and one of them included a picture of her posing with a man in his late 20s.
“He’s kind of dressed up, I guess, like a pirate, but I don’t know,” she said.
“I guess he’s a pirate.”
Gwynne Foster, the singer who was the subject of an RCMP investigation in the late 1980s and early 1990s, said she’s seen a lot of naked photos on social media.
“They are really a lot worse than I thought they would be,” she told The Globe.
“There’s a lot more nudity.
They’re all very vulgar.”
(CBC) Foster said she doesn’t believe the public has a right to know what nude photos were taken of her.
“When I saw that, I thought, Oh my God, these are really bad things,” she added.
She’s heard of a number of celebrities who have been arrested for exposing themselves on social networking sites.
“It’s such a big problem.
We’re getting a lot from people who are just being stupid and don’t understand that what they’re doing is criminal,” she continued.
“You’re just creating a really bad situation for yourself, for your privacy and your safety.”
A spokesperson for the RCMP said it is aware of several recent nude photo scandals involving celebrities.
“As the investigation into these cases is ongoing, we cannot comment further,” spokesperson Julie Vella said in an email.
“While it is the policy of the RCMP to investigate allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the investigation is ongoing and the RCMP cannot comment on the specifics of any investigation.”
The Globe has reached out to Foster and her representatives for comment.