Kristen Stewart Is Not Racist, She Just Finds Gender Equality Boring

The actress’ comments were “erroneously labeled.” As it turns out, when Kristen Stewart said actors should stop complaining, she wasn’t referring to diversity.

Kristen Stewart, Manhattan

A lot of actors are commenting on how the Oscars are severely lacking in the diversity department yet again this year. Kristen Stewart, as it turns out, is not one of them.

The actress recently gave an interview to Variety in which she begged actors to “stop complaining” and “go do something.”

In an earlier Web version of the said interview, the American entertainment magazine reported her comments in a way that suggested she was referring to diversity issues. But it wasn’t nearly the case.

As it later turned out, Stewart was in fact addressing the subject of gender equality in Hollywood  and how it bores her.

“And I have something in front of me all the time, so it sounds weird for me to sit around and be like, ‘It’s not fair,’” the Twilight star said. “And it’s like, guys make more money because their movies make more money. Let’s start making more movies. It makes sense.”

In a subtle response to celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence who have spoken out about gender pay gap in the past, Stewart added if people feel there’s a “lack of something,” they should do something about it instead of just sitting around.

“My mom’s an artist, she’s a painter, she’s a script supervisor as well so like, when she wasn’t working she was making something,” Stewart said. “She was never bored. It’s like, you know, instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something. Go write something, do something.”

As if her remarks on gender equality weren’t already terribly confusing  leaving  many people wondering if she is for or against it  Variety made them even more complicated and, eventually, controversial by initially reporting them as her views on racial diversity in the entertainment industry.

Understandably, social media was ablaze with criticism for Stewart:






Realizing the blunder after a couple of hours, Variety published a correction, clarifying Stewart’s views were misreported: “Comments made in a videotaped interview Monday with actress Kristen Stewart about gender equality in Hollywood at the Sundance Film Festival were erroneously labeled on in a way that suggested she was addressing issues pertaining to diversity. Variety regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion.”

It didn’t help though.

Now people are just bashing Stewart for suggesting that gender equality is boring:





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