Kristen Stewart, It’s Time to Stop Talking!
No one’s raping you, KStew. So just shut up already.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Kristen Stewart: You’ve made it perfectly clear that you like to keep your private life private. We understand that you love acting, and that you didn’t realize how much your life would change once you signed on to star in the Twilight saga, and we’re all a bunch of idiots for caring whether or not you and Robert Pattinson are an item. You hate the fame and the loss of privacy that came with it. We get it. It makes us roll our eyes, but we get it. But girl, you’ve gone WAY too far. Being famous is like being “raped”?
Stewart often discusses her disdain for fame, the press and paparazzi when she is interviewed, so it’s no surprise these topics came up in her cover story for July’s British Elle.
“What you don’t see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction,” Stewart said.
This is true; we generally don’t see the chaos from her perspective. So far, this is pretty standard KStew fare.
“The photos are so… I feel like I’m looking at someone being raped,” she added. Say what? “A lot of the time I can’t handle it. It’s f***ed. I never expected that this would be my life.”
Excuse me? Being photographed by aggressive photographers is like being raped? I have no doubt that paparazzi photographers are intrusive, but at the end of the day, you can shut the door. You can roll up the windows. You have the power to cut them off, to remove yourself from the situation. When a woman is raped, she does not have that option.