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The Villification of Kristen Stewart

Posted on the 27 July 2012 by Candornews @CandorNews

The Villification of Kristen Stewart

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From highest paid actress in Hollywood to the “biggest tramp in town”, the last few weeks have been a crazy ride for Kristen Stewart.


By now, I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother has heard about Kristen Stewart cheating on her boyfriend and Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson. It’s been what I consider to be one of the hugest scandals in Hollywood right now, because Kristen isn’t exactly known for being outgoing.

The whole debacle has been bothering me because: a) why are Twilight and Stewart fans looking for a personal apology? Were you cheated on? and b) only Kristen is being heralded as a slut and homewrecker and none of the blame is being placed on the other party. I’ve always been in the camp that relationships are personal issues that should stay private, and I feel for Rob and Kristen, as they’ve done their best to keep their private lives private. I also feel for the family of the director, as their trust was betrayed by someone close to them, and my thoughts are with them in this troubling time.

First, let’s discuss the phenomena of the public expecting an apology from Kristen about her private affairs. We’ve seen celebrities apologize to their fans time and time again for nude photo scandals, affairs carried out, and other circumstances that are not any of the public’s business. Yeah, they’re going to apologize to save face, but for what? I like Kristen Stewart, and have ever since she was first signed on in the Twilight films. She’s always been genuine in interviews, and has never once said that she was trying to be a role model. Why do I need her to apologize to me? I wasn’t hurt in this scandal; the director’s wife and kids were, and Rob was. Those are the only people in this whole thing that deserve an apology. The rest is just excess. If you think Kristen owes you an apology, you have got some serious entitlement issues, and need to take a seat.


The Villification of Kristen Stewart

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Perhaps the most frustrating thing of this whole drama is how quickly Kristen was branded a whore and a slut. Well, I’m here to tell you that it takes two consensual individuals to cheat, and the director is every bit as guilty as she is. Nothing excuses the fact that a family was broken by this, and nothing excuses the fact that many people were hurt in this situation. However, even the most intelligent people make mistakes, and both parties involved clearly did not follow their better judgement.


That doesn’t excuse the fact that the other person involved, Rupert Sanders, should’ve known better. Sanders is 41, and married with two kids. This is someone who has made a lifetime commitment to another person to love and cherish them, and only them, for the rest of his life. At 41, he’s old enough to know that an affair could damage their careers, old enough to realize that as the director on set, he was in a position of power over Stewart, old enough to realize that he should maybe keep it in his pants.

So why is only Kristen being heralded as a slut? He ruined his relationship with his wife just as much as she did. And after seeing his apology to his wife and kids, my immediate reaction was “You better start sleeping with one eye open.” I know I wouldn’t excuse that behavior, and Liberty Ross shouldn’t either. For Sanders to have hope that his wife will stand by him in this time is really cute, and I hope she slaps him with a reality check. Soon.

Celebrity cheating scandals are exhausting to even think about because the whole thing is usually riddled with entitlement and finger pointing, and it’s going to be all you’re gonna hear about for weeks. The terrible part about this is that it won’t go away until promotion for Breaking Dawn, pt. 2 is over, and poor Robert Pattinson is forced out of hiding to make a statement.

This whole thing is horrible, and for the sake of all the parties involved, I hope the media circus blows over quickly.

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