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The Public Shaming of Kristen Stewart

by Melissa Silverstein
July 26, 2012 12:14 PM
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Kristen Stewart

Yesterday, the highest paid film actress, Kristen Stewart, -- she of Twilight fame -- released a very bizarre press release apologizing to her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson for her indiscretion with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

It was bizarre for many reasons.  First, because it was in an apology that she actually publicly acknowledged for the first time her relationship with Pattinson.  Second, the quick response to the potential scandal from a young woman who has a tenuous -- at best -- relationship with the media.  Third, that she felt that she had to respond to it at all.

I am of the camp that this was completely unnecessary.  She did not have to fall on her sword in such a public way, so quickly, for something she had always wanted to keep so private.  I think the tabloid media is more interested in taking down Kristen Stewart because she has always kept them at a distance and could care less what they write about her. 

But in this instance she clearly cares what people write because these pictures of a married man with kids and a young woman not married but in a relationship hurts the man she loves.  I'm not going to get into the fact that Sanders was technically her boss on the film as her director and he will be her boss on the sequel.  Films don't have the same organizational structures as offices, but if you want to think about it, as the director he's in charge and she works for him.  So Rupert Sanders, you are a dick and deserve whatever you have coming to you.  Of course you will still get your next gig since you are a dude and sleeping with your star won't hurt your career.

But this indiscretion has wide implications for Stewart aside from the work she has to do to repair her relationship with Pattinson.  I am guessing that the swiftness of her response has everything to do with the Twilight fandom and the drumbeat that is already happening as we head towards the release of the saga's final chapter.  Women don't usually come out too well in Hollywood when they have affairs.  We judge women so harshly -- think Meg Ryan -- and go from there.  And Stewart who hated the media to begin with is going to get some serious shit over this just so people can feel superior.

This is about money and the Twilight fans.  While I am no expert on Twilight and the fans, this whole good girl image that she portrays on the screen seems to have sunk it way too deep and people really feel too close to her, this film and all things Twilight.  To be honest the whole thing creeps me out a bit.  I just watched a video of a Twilight fan crying about what she did at the same time asking people to give the couple their privacy.  It's like their fantasy has been shattered and it was done by Kristen Stewart who has wronged the great and seemingly perfect (in their minds) Robert Pattinson.

While I still don't think she had to do it, I actually think that putting out a statement that seems so honest and raw is quite brave.  It is clear that she is struggling and it is clear that she is human. 

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  • Jacque | June 3, 2014 3:27 PMReply

    >>And Stewart who hated the media to begin with is going to get some serious shit over this just so people can feel superior.

    Not all of us cheat on our boyfriends with married men. So yea, in a way, I am MORALLY superior. I may not be a multi-millionaire, but I at least know the basics of morality.

  • Mel | January 26, 2013 10:17 AMReply

    Ross and Sanders are getting divorced.

    But yea, Stewart and he only kissed.

    When will America and Hollywood realize that not only did these two insult their partners trust but also their intelligence?

  • Jacque | June 3, 2014 3:14 PM

    @ Eileen: So in other words - Let's pretend this never happened and everything is peaches & cream.

    Oh the world of selective ignorance. It most be grand to be an established actor ... unless of course you're a politician then everything you said and done is fair game.

  • Eileen | January 27, 2013 1:51 AM

    When will you realize that the private lives of these people is not your business?

  • Sky | January 25, 2013 6:52 AMReply

    Once a lying, I'll-say-anything-to-save-my-career-whore, always a whore.

    Pattinson is a mug.

  • Christine K | January 22, 2013 8:44 AMReply

    Female actresses bear the brunt of public shaming.

    “Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams.” - Jodie Foster

    Kristen Stewart and The Halo Effect:

  • Andrew | September 19, 2012 7:58 AMReply

    I think your article makes a good point, but there's one other data point you mention, and I don't even remember that supposed scandal with Meg Ryan. Mel Gibson got a lot more flack (for good reason, in my opinion) for his cheating scandal.

  • Mary KT | September 9, 2012 3:45 AMReply

    The defense of Kristen Steward under pseudo feminist excuses is getting a little ridiculous. She isn't being slut-shamed because she is a woman. She is getting slut shamed because she CHEATED on her long term boyfriend with a MARRIED man. What she did was wrong, and apologizing for her huge mistake was the least of the right things she could do after the scandal blew out. Melissa Silverstein, you need to stop and think about what you're saying here. It's one thing to express genuine concern that Sanders isn't getting enough disapproval, but to just focus on Steward's "woes" is ridiculous. She is not a victim of sexism, she is a victim of her own bad decisions. And the lame excuse that she is too young to know better is absolutely wrong because most of my female friends in long term relationships are her age and they haven't cheated. So they have nothing to get slut shamed for.
    Steward is not some poor little angel. She is in the wrong, just as Sanders is. Stop defending her.

  • Jacque | June 3, 2014 3:29 PM

    Good point, Mary KT. I'm quite surprised that many will say there's no need for an apology. It shows how low the morality is today. (Of course people don't want a moralist because a moralist will show them exactly what's wrong with their "personal" choices.)

  • Daisy | December 27, 2012 1:35 PM

    Why is slut shaming acceptable at all?

  • GROW UP | August 31, 2012 12:04 PMReply

    Move on kids. Haven't you heard? Tsunamis and hurricanes are claiming people'e lives. Poverty exists, as does sexual slavery, GOP corruption, disease and world suffering. Jump out of Kristen's life and start living your own. She'll be fine. She has millions in the bank and staff running around her 24'7. Victimized? Not so much.

  • Jacque | June 3, 2014 3:36 PM

    >>Jump out of Kristen's life and start living your own.

    Because people who comment and think of such incidents aren't "living their own life." Kid, you have no sense of logic.

    Nice GOP jab. Not sure what's your politics, but I guess you're the type of "who cares until some GOP does it."

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  • Crystal | August 25, 2012 7:38 PMReply

    So Rupert Sanders, is a dick and deserves whatever he has coming to him because he slept with an employee but Kristen Stewart doesn't deserve what she is getting for sleeping with her boss?

    That is as sexist as women recieving more backlash than men do when they cheat. Like one commentor said, Kristen is not a victim and was in a intimate relationship with Sander's consensually. She is as equally to blame as he is for the affair. If Sanders deserves whatever he gets because he hooked up with the star of his movie, than the same applies to Kristen for hooking up with the director of her movie.

  • Julia | August 23, 2012 10:31 PMReply

    Kristen Stewart is not a victim. Any suggestion she is, is PR trotted out to keep 12 years old happy. She was clearly in a sexually intimate relationship with Sanders and she was in it consensually. This idea that she was lured or compelled into cheating is an insult to the millions of truly abused children who really don’t have a choice in that. Stewart is not a child and this is not a sexist issue. It’s about deception, entitlement and a total lack of integrity. If those pictures hadn’t come out Stewart sand Sanders would still be lying to their partners and dealing a fatal blow to a family with two children at stake. If there is any pity going around, save it for them.

  • Mary KT | September 9, 2012 3:50 AM

    This, exactly. Couldn't have said it better, even though I tried.

  • You | August 22, 2012 7:27 AMReply

    Hard to remember sometimes but these are real people. Fallible human beings with the capacity to mess things up. Having never seen any of Kristen's films I feel I can be unbiased in hoping all turns out for the best. As for the director, I know it looks bad. An older, married male in a position of power. But lets not assume anything, that's being patronizing to everyone involved. What everyone involved needs is the space to work this out. Sadly I feel the media probably won't give them that. Oh well that's life.

  • MysticCrone | August 18, 2012 7:22 PMReply

    I don't know if all these news stories about Kristen Stewart and her breakup with her boyfriend is true. And I don't care. I am a middle age unemployed women who got to know the movies and books through my nieces. I am bored stiff so I thought why not say something. I don't care about these people, I actually called the whole Twilight cast the crap pack. However the way the media is treating this young woman is disgusting and misogynistic. She cheated on her boyfriend. Wow. What a big deal in Hollywood. The double standard makes me sick.When Brad Pitt dumped his wife for Ms. Jolie he became a hero. Ms. Stewart gets dropped from projects, Mr. Pattinson get offer roles of a lifetime like playing Lawrence of Arabia. Little pre-teens and teens call Ms. Stewart the S word because she cheated on "such a wonderful, perfect, beautiful man." Mr. Pattinson breezes through the media circle promoting his quircky movie Cosmopolis; Ms. Stewart is described by the same media as starving herself living on Red Bull and cigarrettes and crying all the time. To the media I want to say: Guys, this is Hollywood, the sewer city; Ms. Stewart is not the first or last woman or man who cheated on her significant other. To the little girls: I bet the little money I have left in the bank that this Pattinson guy is not that wonderful. Actually what you are doing is transfering. It is a book, kids. And to Ms. Stewart, chin up. Don't let this media punks destroy you and all the young actresses who made a personal mistake. I miss the Kristen Stewart who flicked her finger to the papparazzi. Come back.

  • ReginaW | August 16, 2012 8:28 AMReply

    Ok, lets get real. She kissed a guy. She didnt sleep with him. Yes there is a degree of "cheating" here, but its NOT AN AFFAIR! Take into concideration that she is young and this MARRIED man approaches her, smothers her in everything a girl wants to hear. She is overwhelmed and confused and steps into his web. It was a moment. Not a 6 month fling. She loves Robert and I am certain he loves her. Leave them alone. Let them work it out. If there was love to begin with, honesty, communication and love will get them thru it.
    Been there, Done that. Still married and still very much in love.

  • Bes | August 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    Oh Please! We are not stupid enough to buy the "She kissed a guy she didn't sleep with him" excuse! If Robert got back together with her he would look like a whimp especially to potential male fans so that isn't going to happen. Anyway Rob would be happier with a slightly older off camera woman.

  • frannyf | August 15, 2012 1:43 AMReply

    I must agree with the author. We're always publicly shaming women for having affairs, yet with men it's just "expected." Charlie Sheen we view in jest, yet Angelina, Kristen, and all these other hot ladies are exploited. I'm not condoning cheating on any level, but something is definitely off kilter here...If anything this is probably great news for Twilight though! $$

  • stan | August 15, 2012 12:03 AMReply

    Look Rob got cheated on by the girl okay...most mansites i've been on are labelling Pattinson as a man who couldn't satisfy the chick and a sissy with a small {insert here}'s more harsh if your girl cheats on you with anther man cuz do i feel sympathy kind off but do i think they will get back together? Hmm probably not and i think they are donzo and even if they do i doubt it will last. Can u imgaine logging on and seeing pics of ur gf's ass and some man's crotch dry humping...and her face all touchy

  • Max | August 14, 2012 10:24 PMReply

    Just maybe her apology was for James and not for the media. She publicly humiliated him, so she apologized publicly as well as privately. As for Sanders being Stewart's boss, think again. She's the highest paid star and he's a director for hire. They both work for the producers of that film. He had no power over her. He was just a douche bag for cheating on his wife. Both star & director were in the wrong because they hurt their significant others. Just further proof that no one is perfect and people F-up. This isn't the first and won't be the last time a star and director get involved on set. Roberto Rosellini & Ingrid Bergman fell in love on set while both were married. They eventually married and had 3 kids before divorcing. It can happen the right way like for Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale falling in love on set, but both were single. lol. "the right way".

  • Mary | August 14, 2012 11:06 PM

    Who is James?

  • Louis | August 14, 2012 8:10 PMReply

    They, the Director and Stewart, are both in the wrong. Cheating is never right.

  • bobby | August 14, 2012 7:24 PMReply

    Man, is K-Stew gorgeous! She'll be forgiven eventually. I can't stop staring at
    her photo! Look away! Look away!

  • Tyler A. Chase | August 14, 2012 4:53 PMReply

    She wasn't married to her boyfriend. The director however is married and he should be the one taking the heat. Has this world changed at all? Its pathetic. I don't think she should have apologized and I wish that the entertainment business was as culpable as other industries when it comes to bosses throwing their weight around with needy actors.

  • THEPATSY | August 13, 2012 6:18 PMReply

    EDIT: last line should read, It is very hard with the WHOLE world saying yes to you, to say no.

    Sorry, wish they made comments easier to edit! But, I don't want my typo to detract from what I said, it is very difficult when young women particularly have the world, an older world at that, pushing and pulling at you, to know what to accept and what to reject. Some lessons are learned the hard way and most of us have the opportunity of learning these lessons without public scorn. Give the kid a break, there is no such person as Bella Swan! There is a real life person named Kristen Stewart who acts for a living. Again, moving on......

  • Kanerwa | August 14, 2012 3:17 AM

    :D She acted like Bella in Eclipse when she kissed Jacob.Now she thinks that Robert is Edward and will take her back.So she has a problem separating the private life from the character she has played.Poor Kristen-Bella :D

  • thepatsy | August 13, 2012 6:05 PMReply

    Well, not that it is beneath me, but normally I wouldn't comment on celebrity problems - however, it seems that the most important thing in the article, that people identified too closely with the Twilight movies and the CHARACTER'S both Stewart and Pattinson play, is worth talking about. I feel like David Letterman wanting to scream 'It's a movie for god's sake!' to all of the young people who flock to these flicks and take them to heart as much as they do. I know that for young people, 22 seems old(er), but when you are older, it is very young in the larger question of age. She is young, she has come into fame that has a little bit of that kind of worship/insanity involved, she has stated in interviews that she never wanted to be a famous star and she was surprised when a huge crowd of fans showed up for Snow White based on her Twilight fame. She at one time compared the fame of Angelina Jolie as undesirable, and though some painted her as the evil one who broke up a marriage, people were not as harsh with her actions as they are with Ms. Stewart's. I can only think that is because of the image machine behind the Twilight franchise. To keep their relationship a guessing game, to finally come out with the truth after the movie where they were married and just before the final release, to play up the notion that their relationship was the same as the one seen on screen, was all to the financial advantage of the Studio and the fame and fortune of its stars. This is exactly the kind of thing Studios used to do when they almost contractually 'owned' their actors. They played these games to ensure box office sales. Well, of course people are fooled, they want to believe there is more to this than just a movie, it must be all true. Instead, you have real, flesh and blood people who act for a living, some that are very young, swept up in a movie phenomena, but behaving in real life like real people do, much to their fans dismay. We don't know why this brief 'affair', I don't like to use that word because I don't think it lasted long enough, it was a transgression, happened. I do know that pressure applied to a suddenly struck by stardom 22 year old young woman, just past girlhood, by the 'boss' can end badly for the girl. By what I have read, he acted in a predatory fashion and she succumbed. If she hadn't been caught, and I think the fact that this could nearly be described as a couple of one night stands, if no one was the wiser, no damage would have been done. That is how a 22 year old thinks, it didn't mean anything, I feel terrible, please don't find out, I want to go home! And I think they should let her. I don't know if there is a real relationship between Stewart and Pattinson, or the quality and commitment they have to it (especially at her age). I don't know if they need to be together beyond Twilight publicity, but this young actress needs to be understood for who she is. She is not married, she is 22, she is the 'hot' box office wonder girl with offers of all kinds coming from all directions. She will learn as she grows up and it is hard to grow up in the harsh light of public scrutiny. She is going, and admits to, make mistakes. She will choose bad movie roles, she will probably have more men in her life, statistics don't bode well for 22 year old romances, much less Hollywood ones, she never asked for your devotion and she doesn't deserve your hatred. Leave her alone and let her come home. You know you have done the same, don't hold her to any other standard than you would yourself. It is very hard with the hold world saying yes to you, to say no. Lesson learned. Moving on.

  • Bes | August 16, 2012 4:01 PM

    I think the real fear here is that the fans will leave Kristen alone and she won't draw the Twilight demo. Young women fans identified with her because they thought she was an authentic girl like they are and that she would be representing "everygirl" in movies. Well there are no "everygirls" in movies there are a bunch of strippers, whores, drug addicts and victims of abuse all of whom are all sexually overt and scantily clad. And Kristen has shown herself not to be an "everygirl" but a typical Hollywood actress screwing her way to the top. Kristen has probably made 75 million dollars so don't expect regular people to feel sorry for her. And stop trying to make women audience feel guilty because they don't care for her. The issues of women workers in Hollywood are completely unrelated to the issues of the female audience. We deserve to see movies we enjoy not be coerced into watching whatever garbage is determined to further the goals of women workers in Hollywood who have been misrepresenting authentic women since the 1940s.

  • Teeza | August 13, 2012 3:33 PMReply

    "I just watched a video of a Twilight fan crying about what she did at the same time asking people to give the couple their privacy."

    Hey, "writer," learn to write. You sound like a run-on-at-the-mouth 8th grader.

  • Bes | August 12, 2012 11:57 AMReply

    Both Sanders and Kristen are multi millionaires so why are they driving around to multiple locations doing it in public parking lots? Why didn't they go to a huge hotel, rent a room with a fake name and arrive and leave through different doors at different times? This was really stupid or they wanted to be caught and photographed.

  • Mary | August 14, 2012 10:36 PM

    Sanders wanted to be caught and photographed. I think he orchestrated this whole mess just to get notoriety and publicity for himself.

  • elise | August 11, 2012 8:40 AMReply

    honestly it is kirsten screwed up big time we are all human and makee mistakes that's a major part of growing and learning. We all mes up in life. Kirsten is very very young and ha s a lot of growing up to do. I also think the brunt of blame is being thrown at kirsten yeah the girl cheated but you know it takes two to tango. Sanders is as much to blame.

  • Brendan | August 11, 2012 4:12 AMReply

    This is all just a spin made by the public relations people.

    And there is a huge double standard - if the guy did it then we wouldn't be so quick to judge.

    Unfortunately we still live in a double standardized world, pushing aside all that PC crap. It will take a while for her to crawl out of this mess she has gotten herself into. But having said that, there were two involved in this and the director does not appear to be getting as much flack from the media as Kristen Stewart is. Which does not surprise me, considering the double standard thing.

    I'm surprised nobody in the media has mentioned the director's wife in all this, or the children for that matter. They're victims in this too!

  • Tyler | August 10, 2012 4:46 PMReply

    I was surprised she said anything publicly at all. It looked like it was staged by her handlers so we can cite 'poor handling' in this case. She should've kept mum about all of it and said nothing. She would never have come out on top with this situation no matter how you look at it. People see cheating has a really bad character flaw. No one approves except the cheater. Coming out with it I think shattered her image in people’s minds. I don’t see her films doing well for a very long time. Plus the biggest thing she’s done anyway was Twilight. That won’t be topped.

  • Finally | August 10, 2012 2:57 PMReply

    Someone writing an article with fairness, common sense and intelligence. This girl should be left alone to repair the damage on her own with those who were hurt by it. It's her life and none of your business to meddle. Just stand there and observe, that's all you can do so deal with it.

  • Deborah J | August 10, 2012 10:34 AMReply

    Wow. I love this article. Thank you for talking about two things that no one else is-Rubert Sander's responsibility and the fact that people seem to think that
    Robert Pattinson is perfect. I am a huge Twilight fan and have not or will not criticize either one of them. But it takes two to make a relationship and everyone has baggage that they bring into it. I just want them both to be okay.

  • Cynicism Is The New Hope | August 10, 2012 9:02 AMReply

    Liberty Ross a victim?

    Wake up dear.

  • The Typical Defense Is Getting Old | August 9, 2012 8:44 PMReply

    Okay, I keep hearing the same defenses for Kristen Stewart which are: she is young, she is only human and everyone makes mistakes, she is just expressing her sexuality and the director is responsible for he is the man or older!

    What!? Are you people crazy? Unless Kristen Stewart is still in grade school and writing her name in crayon she knows right form wrong. Actually, even my five year-old child knows when she does something wrong because she'll hide for punishment, you really what me to believe she doesn't because she is 22? That's laughable because Kristen is an ADULT!

    Second, she is only human and everyone makes mistakes. Yes, she is human and everyone does make mistakes, however NOT EVERYONE CHEATS! Big difference!!! I make mistakes all the time...just today I bought the wrong detergent for my clothes and guess what? That "mistake" didn't give me the urge to cheat. lol. It comes down to character and Kristen is lacking in that department.

    Third, she is just expressing her sexuality. This one is completely skewed, for many people (mostly feminist) think that being sexual means you're promiscuous-not true! I completely express my sexual side with my lover (which is just one person) just as easily as the person with many lovers. It's called quality over quantity!

    Lastly, Rupert is at fault (or at least more so) because he is a man and older. Mmm, I don't know where these people (mostly feminist) get there distorted views from? It has nothing to do with him being a man or older...THEY BOTH ARE EQUALLY AT FAULT!!! I know that's hard to accept but it's true. Rupert's gender nor his age have anything to do with his's a non-secular doesn't have anything to do with the other. Their a faithful men and unfaithful men and to say anything else is plain SEXIST!

    Overall, Kristen and Rupert BOTH FULLY KNEW what they were doing and the possible consequences from their actions if caught, but went ahead anyways. Where both of them deserve all the negative attention they are receiving now. You want to fell sorry for anyone fell sorry for Robert Pattinson, Liberty Ross and her children-they are the true victims in this scandal.

  • Jacque | June 3, 2014 3:59 PM

    @ Alex: It's too bad the typical "long & boring" rant have more substance than the defenders.

  • Alex | August 10, 2012 2:51 PM

    The typical rant is getting old too. Too long and boring. Thought you had something new.

  • Vin | August 9, 2012 8:04 PMReply

    This article i hope was written by a 14 yr old girl and not a grown man

  • I hate Kristen Stewart | August 9, 2012 7:13 PMReply

    I cannot stand this whore! She uses the SAME OLD emotionless dumb expression is ALL HER FILMS regardless of the scene. And now, we all know how SHE GETS HER sleeping with the directors! She CANNOT hold a normal conversation without stuttering or stammering every other word in her interviews (probably from all the weed she admits to smoking). Recently had an interview stating that is NOT A FAKE PERSON...SERIOUSLY!? What do you call cheating whore? That is the biggest disrespectful, dishonest thing ONE CAN DO IN A RELATIONSHIP!!! This slut has NO CLASS, NO CHARACTER and NO MORALS she needs to be blacklisted as an actress. Do the whole world a favor Kristen and kill yourself...this is NOT joke!

  • scs | August 24, 2012 12:59 AM

    now, i'm not sure who i should feel sorry for, kristen stewart or YOU. Sad...tsk...tsk.

  • Prasie | August 15, 2012 4:38 AM

    Seriously, go get a life!

  • Mary | August 14, 2012 10:56 PM

    You have no idea how she gets her roles.From reading this rant of yours,you are the one with no class and no character.You talking about morals,now that's a joke. Since when is it moral to tell someone to kill themselves.Why don't you do the world a favor and go back to the mental institution where you belong. You are seriously brain damaged.

  • Ric | August 11, 2012 8:31 PM

    Wow, you have nothing better to do in your life than worry about what Kristen Stewart is doing in hers. Get a grip and get a life.

  • Jan | August 10, 2012 8:31 AM

    YOU are a BULLY.,,,My gosh is Kristen killed herself perhaps you caused. Everyone is going through a difficult time...A nice prayer might be in order...

  • Blue | August 9, 2012 10:10 PM

    I want you to do something far noble. Drop dead!

  • deets | August 9, 2012 8:19 PM

    Whoa. Somebody needs to step away from her computer and go take a nice walk outside.

  • Let's Be Real | August 9, 2012 6:58 PMReply

    The backlash Kristen "Tramprie" Stewart is receiving via the media and fans alike is justly deserved! Why? Because she is a non talented, hypocritical, dishonest, home wrecking SLUT!!! This degenerate low-life will NEVER recover from her newly appointed "image" and will be OUTCASTED FROM HOLLYWOOD FOR LIFE! Karam is a bitch! lol.

  • scs | August 24, 2012 1:02 AM

    i guess your life is just perfect (EYE ROLL). get a life!
    btw, you meant KARMA. do you even know what that means?

  • Mary | August 14, 2012 11:20 PM

    Wow! you don't even know this young woman. She did absolutely nothing to you. The words are spelled trampire which really means nothing and it's not Karam. It's Karma as in Karma is a bitch and evidently so are you.

  • Ric | August 11, 2012 8:35 PM

    Man! Did she pick on you in kindergarten or something?! Get over it!

  • Idiot | August 10, 2012 2:37 PM

    "karam?" bwahahahahahaha

  • splurt | August 10, 2012 9:39 AM

    this "Karam" you speak of your multiple personalities?

  • victoria | August 9, 2012 4:44 PMReply

    I think everyone should let it go she isn't the first to stray and will not be the last. I think the director was a butt he was older and should know better. As for Rob and Kristen they need time to work it all out. If their relationship was meant to be then they will work it out. They are young yet I love them both in the Twilight saga and will when the last movie plays.

  • HW | August 9, 2012 10:40 AMReply

    The idea that Stewart "works for" Sanders is completely ridiculous. Trying to draw a workplace analogy is completely wrong-headed and inaccurate.

    Kristen Stewart could very easily get Rupert Sanders fired from the sequel, she probably could have gotten him fired off the first one. If you're a studio head, would you rather try to replace Kristen Stewart or some director no one's heard of? That's why stars are more powerful in these situations.

    Name five actresses with a meaningful fan base of young people on which to base a potential franchise. You can't even name five, can you? You could come up with 100 directors to shoot this movie. Rupert Sanders is not Christopher Nolan or Clint Eastwood or Martin Scorcese, he's a commercials director shooting his first feature and was kept on a short leash. Kristen Stewart was the more powerful and invaluable person on that set and everyone knows it. The idea she "works for" Sanders is pretty silly.

  • vimy | August 8, 2012 10:48 PMReply

    Whoa!What's with the needless attack on feminists? Fucking misogynist pigs.

  • 22 Is A Baby | August 8, 2012 7:48 PMReply

    This is all getting out of hand. She is 22. Twenty - fucking - two. Are people going to stop only when the girl is dead?

  • OBloodyHell | August 8, 2012 6:32 PMReply

    Stupid feminist idiot... She has the power, not him... She could likely get HIM fired in a heartbeat. He almost certainly could not do that to her... So it's blatantly clear who is "the boss" in this scenario....

    As far as Stewart, the media has ALWAYS shown a predeliction for tearing down people at the top. This has nothing to do with her being female in the least, despite your paranood misandrist fantasies...

  • To DEETS | August 10, 2012 2:44 PM

    That's because it's the same poster posting twice. Looks like she's posted over five times it's so easy to do, just change your name and you give the impression there's extreme KS hate when it's just one hateful uneducated ignorant poster.

  • deets | August 9, 2012 8:21 PM

    Neither of you know what "feminist" means, apparently.

  • Yep | August 8, 2012 10:13 PM

    I agree. I don't know why feminists always try to make women out to be the "innocent" ones. It's not like he raped her or made her kiss him. She is just as guilty and she should apologize. What she did was completely wrong but for some reason this article says she has the O.K. to just go and do whatever she wants without having any consequences.

  • Kay | August 8, 2012 4:22 PMReply

    I think there are pros and cons to her statement. Many, including Roger Ebert and the Atlantic, applaud her for it. And many publicists I've seen who have commented on this think she did the right thing by fessing to it immediately and not letting her publicist try to spin it with a canned answer. But I think you're reading way too much into this. Kristen obviously was reaching out the only way she could at the time to her boyfriend who was confirmed in reports to have shut her out and cut off contact. My guess is? She called People mag directly and what you hear is desperation, from a young woman who realized how much she hurt the most important person in her life. I would have been hysterical in her shoes. I'd bet money the only thing she was thinking of at that moment was losing him - of him thinking she didn't love him anymore - not her fanbase or anything else work-related. Like you said, she's human.

  • nick | August 8, 2012 4:09 PMReply

    lol. She's a slut who got busted doing what sluts do. I hope she loses everything over it. I see a ton of idiotic christian posts on facebook, why aren't they all here now trolling her about going to hell? If god exists, that's where she'll be. Ha. Fuck Twilight.

  • scs | August 24, 2012 1:04 AM

    i don't know who to feel sorry for, kristen stewart or NICK!

  • Mary | August 14, 2012 11:31 PM

    Hey Nick.If she's going to Hell, I'll be sure to have her look you up. I really don't think she'll be going there,so you'll have to find someone else down there to bully.

  • I Hope I'm Wrong But ... | August 7, 2012 6:22 PMReply

    Rupert was indeed duped. There is something very odd and contrived is going on with this story. And a lot of sites like Gossip Cop and now US Weekly are working very hard to push the 'they didn't have sex' story. If Pattinson is part of a hoax I will be very disappointed. Stewart, I can readily believe it, her ambition far outweighs her integrity. But I thought Pattinson was different. But it can't be denied that both have movies and DVD's to promote. We live and we learn I guess.

  • Kay | August 8, 2012 4:32 PM

    Try the other way around. Rumor has it Ruperv and US Weekly are being investigated. What's shady is how this all went down. Bauer Griffin told Fox News this was commissioned based on anonymous tip. I have no doubt Ruperv was the aggressor and was infatuated with Kristen for a while as reported. Takes 2 to tango but she's the only one getting attacked.

  • Rupewasduped | August 7, 2012 4:41 PMReply

    Kristen purposely wanted to get caught - either to end it once and for all, to shoot herself in the foot to take care of her "boring" life, or to get some down time with Pattinson away from the media glare.

    It's rough having people follow you around all day, filming your every move. It is impossible to live that way. So, if you squash the fascination once and for all it'll stop, or at least, slow down.

    So, here's a director who's all over you during work. He'll do. Drive him around under the Hollywood sign, all over town. Do it in a Rob hat. Someone will film it, guaranteed. Keep your clothes on, and it doesn't look that serious. Looks more like an audition. Publicly apologize in a cryptic manner.

    Media reaction is predictable. Outraged twihards will despise you for squashing their fantasy, and eventually leave you alone. Haters will feel vindicated, and eventually leave you alone. Gossip sites will have nothing to talk or write about, and eventually leave you alone.

    Meanwhile, all the controversy would certainly help land acting roles. Private life is a little more private, career keeps going, full steam ahead!

    I don't know if I agree with their points of view, but check out what Twilighter and One Who Knows have to say on articles Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson; Separating fact from fiction, parts 3 and 4.

    Either Stewart and Pattinson are separated now, or they're laughing their azzes off.

  • Daisy | August 7, 2012 4:40 PMReply

    I think so many of you are overlooking the fact that while male and female are equally responsible in an adulterous affair, the double standard is that the woman will get called a slut, whore, skank and ho. The man will not.
    Also the woman gets called the homewrecker--never the man.

  • Rachel | September 8, 2012 11:13 PM

    Zack, maybe you should also look at it the other way around - he should of known his marriage and kids were more important than having an affair with a young woman. Guys cheat all the time and no one bats an eyelash. When it's a woman, people degrade her like crazy - slut, whore, homewrecker, like you said. These double standards get annoying.

  • Ric | August 11, 2012 8:44 PM

    He wrecked his own home. His home and family are his responsibility an no one else's.

  • Yep | August 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    I agree w/ Zack. If a girl sleeps around w/ a married man she is a slut and a homewrecker. I mean I guess it sucks if we don't have a name for the guy but it's not like his reputation isn't tarnished as well. Plus, tabloids don't mention the other guy because quite frankly, no one gives a flying sh** about him. Who the hell will recognize his name in the tabloids? I certainly wouldn't and I wouldn't be on here trying to convey that sick, feminist views shouldn't have such a big role on society b/c of some stupid twilight crap.

  • Isobel | August 8, 2012 4:31 AM

    Jack, even if she did "seduce" him, he is responsible for going along with it. He knows what is right and wrong too, ya know. Soooo, he obvs did not care about his wife and his children. Kirsten did wrong AND so did he.... but everyone is only focusing on her.

    As the article said, the media is getting revenge because she never cooperated with them and gave them the gossip they wanted. So they are going to focus on her for her past behavior... and we, the public, are going to buy it and focus on her.

    I dont like her, but I really feel so sorry for her right now because all the focus is on her and now someone who is equally responsible for being a douche. He was her BOSS/director.

  • Zack | August 8, 2012 3:35 AM

    Well, she is the homewrecker, seeing as the dude has a family and she doesn't. Marriage/kids trumps a boyfriend in that area.

  • Time To Grow Up Fangirl | August 7, 2012 3:21 PMReply

    "What is really going to kill all their "followers" is when they reconcile. Hmmm, what a scenario that would be."

    Wake up MistyV. Stewart had sex with another man. Those pictures are just one day. What about all the other days and nights, the on-location sex? Stewart herself wants out. She just didn't have the guts to leave Rob with decency and class.

  • MistyV | August 7, 2012 2:04 PMReply

    She could have easily denied it until the very end, but she owned it, which I respect her for that. In all this outrage I have seen very little hatred toward the married man in all of this. Once again proving, still in today's society it is okay for a man to do whatever he pleases but if a woman does it, she is a whore. Most of the people outraged are most likely underaged or too young to know that life is a trial of mistakes and you grow through those mistakes. She will recover and she will be okay. Anyone who does not know them personally really should keep the accusations to a minimum at best. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors so Robert's squeaky clean image may stay in tact for now. What is really going to kill all their "followers" is when they reconcile. Hmmm, what a scenario that would be.

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