At the beginning of June, Kristen Stewart was trying to describe the intrusiveness of the paparazzi, and she compared it to someone being “raped.” Bad move — she caught a lot of flack for the comment and had to apologize. But she defends herself in Entertainment Weekly‘s new interview with her and Robert Pattinson:
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The comment got blown out of proportion very quickly, and you apologized.
STEWART: I should have said “violated.” But I’m young and emotional. It’s just the way it goes sometimes. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I just feel like people got so excited once they saw that it was me. It was like, “Sweet! Let’s get her!” And then for the people to exploit it under the guise of being morally upstanding is disgusting — and it embarrassed me because I was a part of it.
Did you see it all unfold and then think, I have to issue an apology?
STEWART: No, I was in Korea when it all got bad. My publicist called me and said RAINN had issued this terrible statement.
ROBERT PATTINSON: None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first — who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites. [...] There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs.
STEWART: See, if I said that? Crucifixion. You can say so much more than me [...] and people [will still] be like, “Oh, I love him! I love him!”