Olivia Munn was missing from the screening of her new film The Babymakers at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, but that didn't stop the young actress from commenting on the hacked photo scandal that has bedeviled her for a week.
Immediately after the allegedly hacked photos surfaced last week, Munn mocked them in a tweet. She posted photos of her own in response that featured a chubby baby and a cat playing with a lawn statue.
At SXSW, the young media darling went a step further to denounce the allegedly hacked photos that had surfaced. Once again, she used comedy to overcome the situation.
Munn prepared a written statement and asked The Babymakers director Jay Chandrasekhar to read it to an audience at the screening. As Chandrasekhar read the statement, a picture was shown in the background mocking the photos that were allegedly hacked from her phone.
Munn tweeted pictures of the satirical photo and of an official release of her written statement. She was reportedly busy shooting her part for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin HBO series, The Newsroom, which is why she was unable to make the screening.
Here's what her official statement said:
March 9, 2012
Dear Everyone at The Babymakers SXSW screening:
I'm sorry I couldn't be there with you all. I'm currently in Sierra Leone helping build wells for the thirsty. I thought I'd have time to stop through Austin on my way here, but I was detoured when I saw two beached seals on the Gulf near South Padre and used all of my strength, sweat and tears to pull them back into the water and save their lives.
(NOTE to JAY- Hold for applause and gasps. About 2 solid minutes...)
So, I come to you only in this letter, by way of my director of The Babymakers Jay Chandra-shay... shay- Jay Chandra-something.
It's hard for me to sit here with these small, dysentery-ridden children and know that I cannot be there, with all of you wonderful friends and supporters, for my SXSW Hollywood movie premiere.
I must end this letter short, as I'm on my way to Seoul, Korea to speak with the starving children who have been denied food by their country and educate them on a motto that I have personally lived by and think will give them some hope: Thinner is Better.
I pray this letter finds you well and God keeps you safe.
Oh, and one last thing- Some of those pictures weren't even me. I mean, you can't even see my penis... and it's pretty big for an Asian. Sheesh.
Til next we meet again...
Your Cable Television Darling (from the upcoming HBO Aaron Sorkin series, The Newsroom),
Munn's hacked photo scandal began when photos of the scantily clad young actress surfaced last week. Hackers claimed they had obtained private photos -- including some that were nude -- after hacking into the Munn's phone.
Most of the allegedly hacked photos included behind-the-scenes shots of Munn during magazine photo shoots, and a few appeared to be a little more intimate. Some of the photos were partially nude, though Munn has repeatedly denied that the nude photos are of her, albeit, passive-aggressively.