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Twilight star Kristen Stewart found herself in hot water this week for her comment to British Elle regarding how she feels with photographers documenting her every move. In her original quote to the mag, the actress said:
“All you see is an actor or a celebrity lit up by a flash,” she said in an interview with British Elle. “It’s so…the photos are so…I feel like I’m looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can’t handle it…It’s f—ed. I never expected that this would be my life.”
Stewart realized the analogy was over the top has offered up an apology for her ill-thought out wording.
“I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously and I’m really sorry about my choice of words. I’ve made stupid remarks before, and I’ve always reasoned: ‘Whatever. They can think what they want,’ ” she says. But in this instance, the Los Angeles-born actress feels compelled to address the situation. ” ‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought,” she notes.
In the 2004 film Speak, Stewart, who portrayed a rape victim, acknowledges that what she said has serious repercussions and that sexual assault should not be spoken of lightly.
“People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake,” says Stewart.
I’m glad she stepped up to the plate and admitted that she used a terrible analogy for her personal feelings. Her hatred of the paparazzi is duly noted and she needs to learn to deal with it (it’s not going to go away no matter how hard she wishes it would.)
I like Stewart and hope she continues to speak her mind. Even though this was not the smartest thing she could have said, I do want her to continue to talk openly and share her opinions and point of view. So many other actresses have the exact same answer for every reporter – you can tell it has been rehearsed repeatedly. Kristen gives you an uncensored version and a true sense of her self in each interview. Very rare these days.
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