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‘She’s so real for pirating’: Sydney Sweeney may have been caught illegally streaming ‘Law and Order’ episodes

The ‘Madame Web’ star is truly a woman of the people.


Mike Hadge

Pop Culture

Let’s face it, the Streaming Wars have made pirates of us all. (Well, not me, FBI readers.) With countless services required to have access to even a fraction of the films and shows one might want, the whole thing’s got people turning to less-than-official sources to watch their favorite stuff.

In an Instagram story last week, Hollywood favorite Sydney Sweeney revealed that she is, in fact, just like us. (But again, not ME.)

The story itself is long gone, but you can see from the screenshot above what the deal was. Sweeney was laying back, enjoying an episode of Law and Order: Organized Crime and who could blame her? The return of L&O veteran Chris Meloni to his role as Elliot Stabler is well worth anyone’s couch time.

However, it was the method by which she was doing her viewing that users pointed out something was amiss here. Why, she wasn’t watching this program on NBC or Peacock at all, but on a piracy service that shall go unnamed: 

Extra points for the pirate hat photo, Pop Crave. That’s some solid journalism. 

Naturally, the prudes of the internet will chastise Sweeney for her nefarious pirating methods, right? Not quite.

The support for Sydney’s escapades on the high seas of our media landscape appears strong and steadfast, like the handshake of Neptune himself. Indeed, the relatability seems to be the endearing factor here, though some may be taking things to an intense place.

So all hail Sydney Sweeney, pirate queen! (All except for me, who again, doesn’t pirate stuff at all ever. EVER. Oh, that Plex account? I’m holding it for a friend! A friend in Canada!)

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