Anne Hathaway is mortified. This is understandable because images of her vagina are currently going viral after it was photographed at the New York premiere of her new film Les Miserable. And nobody wants a viral vagina.

The flashing was inadvertant and came as she got out of the car right before walking the red carpet, prompting media coverage such as this:

Awkward. (note: we have chosen not to publish the original image without pixilation).

In the middle of the press tour for Les Mis, there’s no hiding under the bed until this one passes. Hathaway has been forced to discuss the embarassing incident in this interview on The US Today Show:

From ivillage:

“It was obviously an unfortunate incident,” she tells Today in the above interview. “It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it.”

Hathaway adds, “And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, that’s what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there’s no social safety net.”

Of course, the real question here is why Hathaway opted not to wear any panties. (Did she not learn anything from Lindsay Lohan?)

The actress echoed similar sentiments about her response to the mishap in an interview with a reporter from Vanity Fair, which was reported by The New York Daily News.

“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” Hathaway reportedly said. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”

As the NY Daily News article points out, there are a number of ways Hathaway could have avoided this situation (again: wear underwear), but we agree with Hathaway that it would have been more appropriate for the photographer to just delete the photo. Then again, what would Hollywood be without its sex scandals and nude pictures nowadays?

A few questions here. Do people really do this these days, not wear underwear? Do regular people do it or just celebrities? Did nobody learn ANYTHING from Britney Spears?

Is it not daunting enough to walk a red carpet with hundreds of photographers flashing you without taking the added risk of flashing them back? Are undies really just a nineties relic that nobody wears unless they have their period? Is going Commando the new black?


In the meantime, here are some other red carpet wadrobe malfunctions:

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