After the vultures descended on Kristen Stewart, she publicly admitted to an affair with her ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director, Rupert Sanders, and has gotten the most blame. Hasn’t the Ingrid Bergman fiasco taught us anything?
From the moment Kristen Stewart landed the coveted role of Bella Swan, the virginal obsession of emo vampire Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, the press—and I use that term very loosely here—had cast her in another, decidedly less appetizing role: ungrateful diva-in-training.
Whether it’s the character of Bella, with her eternally furrowed brow and “woe is me” mentality, or Stewart’s perceived laissez-faire attitude off screen—despite being the highest paid actress in Hollywood—that sicced the dogs on her is anyone’s guess. But for whatever reason, the young actress—she’s only 22, for chrissakes!—would often find herself being raked over the coals for even the most trivial of indiscretions, including flipping the bird at ravenous paparazzi or occasionally mumbling through interviews. When she delivered a subtle eye-roll after a reporter asked her an asinine question once, gossip blogger Perez Hilton—who has been particularly predatory toward Stewart—linked to a clip of the interview under the headline, “Reason #8,547,833 We Hate Kristen Stewart!”
Now, with the “kiss seen ‘round the world,” Stewart has given her legions of snarky detractor’s actual ammunition. As a result, the Stewart-lash has reached heretofore unforeseen levels of insanity. Stewart recently was snapped making out with her 41-year-old Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, by a prying paparazzo’s telephoto lens. You see, this is a huge deal, apparently, because Stewart has been dating her well-coiffed Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, since the first film’s press tour, and Sanders is not only married to model Liberty Ross, but the couple has two young children. The embarrassing pictures of the illicit smooches were then splashed on the cover of Us Weekly, forcing both Stewart and Sanders to issue public apologies.I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” Stewart said on Wednesday in a statement to People. “I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders told People shortly thereafter. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”
And, as if this whole ordeal hadn’t been played out in the public enough, HollywoodLife.com alleges that Ross’s Instagram account appeared to post a photo Thursday morning depicting Snow White drinking and crying, with the caption, “Not so pretty or so pure after all …”
The fact is, she’s unmarried and only 22, compared with her director, who’s 19 years her senior and a married father of two.
According to People, Pattinson, 26, has packed up his belongings and left the home he has been sharing with Stewart. As for Stewart, she’s been labeled a harlot and has, by most accounts, received the bulk of the blame from the tabloid vultures and the masses. She’s even been receiving a litany of death threats over Twitter—all this despite the fact that she’s unmarried and only 22, compared with her director, who’s 19 years her senior and a married father of two. Hell, Perez Hilton has even jumped to the conclusion that Stewart tried to “sweeten” Sanders’s kids up by taking them out to ice cream during the promotional tour for Huntsman.