Celebrity Breakups: The Kristen Stewart Edition

Buzz, Heartbreak

The wrath aimed at this woman is over the top. And wrong.

Someone asked me why I don't write about celebrity breakups. I wrote about Jennifer Aniston a while back in THIS POST but that post really was about how the media needed to get over what she's been over for years.

Then it was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise who seemed to damp that flame themselves when they zoomed through their divorce in about 5 days. Some "unnamed" source said Tom is preparing to "repair" his reputation and fight for Suri. A story completely made up to sell magazines or get web hits, or something. Yet someone somewhere will say, "Did you hear? Tom Cruise is going to fight for custody of Suri!" It's a made-up stupid story because Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes didn't let it become a media circus so some people are trying to create a circus where none exists. So. I say good for you Tom and Katie.

Now it's Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

I didn't think much about it until I watched the Daily Show. I watch it daily (which, to them, is 4 days a week) and when they're not on vacation (which is like always). So I saw the Robert Pattinson interview which was odd and strangely uncomfortable. I love almost all of Jon Stewart's interviews but this one was weird and forced and I had no idea what the hell was going on. The ice cream thing? It was supposed to be (I suppose) two girlfriends diving into ice cream over a sad breakup.  It didn't play well.  Acting like wounded girlfriends? I don't know but hopefully I never have to watch anything that painful on one of my favorite shows.  I think I experienced more pain watching Jon Stewart stumble through that "interview" than Robert Pattinson experienced over his breakup.

So then I read the Jodi Foster letter about Kristin Stewart and FINALLY figured out what the brouhaha was all about.  So now I get it because I love Jodi Foster (was a fan of her since she was a kid and we have the same birthday). And she is right about the over-reaction toward Stewart and the under-reaction toward the older married man.

This 40 something married director took advantage of a 22 year old actress. That whole thing made me see red as it would with any 40 year old and any 22 year old, boyfriend or no boyfriend. There should be "How could HE?" He being the married director.

But are there?  No.  Now there are Trampire teeshirts. SERIOUSLY?  The NY Daily News is calling her "vamp tramp?"  Really? 

People, GET A LIFE.

Leave this poor girl alone. Poor R-Patz will get over it.  I understand he has Twit-ites or Twilighters or Twitwitters or whatever the hell they are called, freaking out all over the place and someone on Twitter is having an argument with them (and good for whoever that is...keep those people busy...they obviously need something to do).

There will be some little babe to come along and soothe his bruised ego. And who cares?  Unless you're a 15 year old girl and you care, you're not so bright and you need to get a life.

I'm glad the director's wife dumped him, I'm glad Bobby Pat feels empowered by dumping his cheating gf even though he's going on "talk shows" and NOT talking about it (really?  be a man Bobby Pat and say something about it.  One tear will sufffice.)

Anyone who has read any of my articles over the past six years, knows that I don't condone cheating and have some choice words who do it, but this reaction toward her is completely over the top.  The director sounds like a predator (YES...PRED-A-TOR).

If you're making and buying tee shirts about Kristen Stewart's indiscretion, you are a donkey. A very very stupid donkey. How about a few 40 something year old directors who cheat on their wives with 20 something year old actresses are complete jackasses? How about that tee shirt? Sign me up for 20.

American pop culture has made "stars" out of people who are known for nothing more than sex tapes.  American pop culture has made celebrities out of people with no talent and no lives, and buy the crappy music of one Chris Brown who BEATS UP WOMEN (oh sure he's an abuser but his music is easy to dance to!) and buy music that calls women sluts and hos and other disgusting names.  Yet, that just goes on.  No problem.

American fashion devotes much to "reveal all" clothing and television fans have made millionaires out of know-nothing badly behaved drunks on reality shows. We have housewives of here and there doing this and that.  We have made celebrities out of 16 year olds who get pregnant, and clubs full of "bad girls."  The list goes on and on. American consumers lap up these stupid shows like they're the nectar of the gods.  

American pop culture chooses, time and time again, garbage over quality and then expects, somehow, high ground behavior from a young woman just because you like her ex-boyfriend.  Suddenly, after making all this atrocious behavior a popular pasttime, you decide that Kristen Stewart must behave to YOUR STANDARDS though most of the rest of your standards are somewhere between really disgusting and somewhat disturbing.

And with this low-level mentality in mind, holding no one responsible for anything, we decide to pick out one person to dump on when she goes beyond the limits of some imaginary "moral code" by kissing someone not her boyfriend.  

American pop culture likes to make stars out of people whose behavior is completely outrageous...drunken, stupid, over-the-top, "look who I slept with last night" people, people who act abusive and crazy or who get millions of dollars for a wedding to start a marriage that lasts a few months and then decide to villify this woman for kissing someone NOT HER BOYFRIEND. 

Give your double standards a break, they've been working OVERTIME.

It's okay for this one to be "slutty" but not that one because she has offended someone you like? Well, no, it's not okay for anyone to be called that.  No one called Brad Pitt a slut.  No one made tee shirts about him.  And he was MARRIED. 

Instead we made Jennifer Aniston a martyr for years (even though she didn't give a damn, it was the media making the whole thing a thing.)  Are we going to do the same thing for poor Bobby Pat? Because I really don't want to see his face, broken heart and wounded ego on every cover of every magazine for the next 10 years.

Kristen Stewart is a young girl and other young girls should understand that women are under attack in this country and that every time we divide, it's shame on us.  Robert will get over it. Probably quicker than you do.

And it's none of your business. Kristen Stewart is a young woman who made a mistake that she has apologized for and the world should just get over it and if you can't, then Just. Shut. Up. About. It.

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission from the author.