As expected, Kristen Stewart has apologized for comparing her treatment by paparazzi to rape. “I really made an enormous mistake—clearly and obviously,” she told People. “And I’m really sorry about my choice of words.” Kristen had previously told Britain’s Elle Magazine that photos taken by freelancers “make me feel like I’m looking at someone being raped.” “‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought,” she says now, concurring with rape workers who criticized Kristen for comparing the harassment of celebrities to sexual assault.
Judging from our TheFABLife poll, little over half of the voters felt Kristen needed to apologize for her words, but the actress (who played a rape victim in 2004’s Speak) felt strongly enough about the issue to make amends. “People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake.” Now that that’s out of the way, Kristen can get back to posing in glamorous dresses, touring the world to promote Eclipse and coyly avoiding questions about her alleged romance with co-star Robert Pattinson. You know, the stuff that had people scrambling to take her photo in the first place.
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