Hunter Moore is what my Jewish grandmother would ironically refer to as a real haimisheh mensch, or down-to-earth, stand-up guy: he's a twenty-six-year old dude who makes his living posting people's personal naked photos to his website Is Anyone Up (NSFW!), usually sent by scorned exes without the subjects' consent. The relentlessly self-promoting Moore, who looks sort of like the product of a sexual encounter between Adam Lambert and Joe Francis in a Quizno's men's room, is now the subject of an in-depth profile in the Village Voice, in which Moore opens up to writer Camille Dodero about his likes (alcohol, vaginas), his dislikes (lawsuits, smelly vaginas), and oh yeah, profiting financially from the mental anguish of those who unwittingly find their vaginas, smelly or otherwise, displayed on his site:

"I do not want anybody to ever be hurt by my site — physically," he says. "I don't give a fuck about emotionally. Deal with it. Obviously, I'd get a ton of heat for it. But — I'm gonna sound like the most evil motherfucker — let's be real for a second: If somebody killed themselves over that? Do you know how much money I'd make? At the end of the day, I do not want anybody to hurt themselves. But if they do? Thank you for the money."

I ask him to clarify. He adds that he'd remove the content or "do whatever I could to help the situation." By money, does he mean by traffic or because he'd be famous and then, no matter what happened, cash in on that fame? It's all very short-sighted. "The more traffic I'd have that day, I'm going to get paid for. So if someone fucking killed themselves? Do you know how much hate I'd get? All the Googling, all the redirects, all, like, the press"—here he sounds like he's stifling a yawn; it is morning—"I'd get paid for, for that day. And whatever."

Granted, there's a strong current of bravado that runs throughout Dodero's piece; at one point, he brags that he responds "LOL" to the 50 DCMA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) takedown requests he receives a day (Moore isn't legally responsible for the user-submitted content on his site, so what he's doing is technically kosher). Telling a reporter that he'd flash a "W" sign to the grief-stricken parents of a young woman who took her own life over photos on his website may just be Moore's way of building that devil-may-care, camera-ready, Tucker Max-esque swagger that gets him on the cover of fancy New York magazines in the first place. Either way, though, it's a shockingly vile thing for an already pretty vile person to say, so let's just hope that the moment that someone successfully sues this dude for all he's worth, they'll turn to him in court and sweetly thank him for his money.

Commentarium (18 Comments)

Apr 05 12 - 12:37am
:)

Why the hell did you give this creep more publicity?

Apr 05 12 - 2:12am
well

Seriously; I wonder how much money he's getting from the link to his site in this article.

Apr 05 12 - 2:49am
Z

That's a good question. Think before you post, Nervies.

Apr 05 12 - 6:40am
Red

Good call. I don't think they should have posted the link, but I'm glad they reported on this guy. Now I'm aware of what the devil looks like. Sweet.

Apr 05 12 - 7:40am
gft

I would imagine Nerve staffers are motivated by the same thing which motivates this guy, and many of us reading: sweet, sweet clicks. Posting about controversial figures tends to get you those clicks, which is inevitably more important than not giving this creep more publicity. Not that I particularly blame Nerve... it's just how the game works.

Apr 05 12 - 11:47am
JCB

Exactly...Nerve, like Hunter Moore, are motivated by $$$$. Let's not confuse symbiotic relationships with parasitic ones.

Apr 05 12 - 10:18pm
nope

Yeah. Maybe they were motivated by baser instincts. But still, there's a level at which integrity ought to override greed, and this guy was absolutely daring you to cross it, and you did. Bang-up job, Nerve.

Apr 05 12 - 2:26am
SB

He really is trying to be Tucker Max...I love the Lambert - Francis comparison!

Apr 05 12 - 5:26am
Lemon

Someone will probably end up killing him and then someone else will be getting paid for "Free (name of Hunter Moore's killer)" t-shirts.

Apr 05 12 - 8:16am
Doofus

This would be something to worry aobut if there was such a thing as revenge porn.

All "revenge porn" is actually porn made to look amateur. Just like all "cheerleader" porn is 31 year old single moms wearing cheerleader outfits.

Apr 05 12 - 9:15am
Dumbass.

Maybe you should look at the actual site. Pictures are posted along with facebook profiles, which include hometown and, often, where the victim works.

Apr 05 12 - 10:22am
reese

he ever ends up "missing", you have several hundred leads to go on.

Apr 05 12 - 10:52am
Joe

There is profit in being a jerk and a creep.

I read the article on him on the subway this morning. He's the kind of person The Village Voice (and by extension NYC) loves; edgy and unlikable, but successful and popular in a douchey kind of way. The most maddening thing about him is that he paints himself as the victim of a broken heart and that he's simply a wounded little boy lashing out against the world that hurt him. If that's what he needs to tell himself to get through the day, fine. He's not worth much attention or thought.

Apr 05 12 - 11:38am
mr. man

big karmic boomerang likely ahead for this guy.

Apr 05 12 - 12:52pm
yeah

somehow, this will come back to him.

Apr 07 12 - 12:12am
Greg

Ex-girlfreind pics is MUCH better:
http://www.exgfpics.com/blog/

Apr 10 12 - 5:53am
I love that...

... his spooner name is "Munter Hoore."

Too perfect. What a tool.

Apr 21 12 - 2:34pm
Bez

He should never have taken this site down :(