Kristen Stewart Finally Opens Up about Cheating Scandal

by Twilighter

If you believed the headline above, you have been fooled like millions of other people when they have recently gone to similar articles on the internet produced by the celebrity gossip machine. Stories claiming that Kristen has suddenly decided to “open up” to them about details of the “cheating scandal.” Which is absolutely false I might add. But why should we let something so unimportant as the truth get in the way of a perfectly profitable lie?

I’ll tell you why. Because the truth still matters. The truth is important. Even though untold numbers of web outlets, from tabloids to the so-called traditional media, have tried to drive up their web hit numbers up by reporting yet another lie about the so-called Kristen Stewart “cheating scandal.” So let’s take a look at the truth.
This is the how the latest chapter of this nonsense began with an article yesterday by Marlow Stern of Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. The article began as follows:

The Mad One
Dec 17, 2012 12:00 AM EST
Kristen Stewart goes on the road with Kerouac. By Marlow Stern.

“It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated,” says Kristen Stewart, seated in a cozy little bistro on the outskirts of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, far removed from even the most penetrating telephoto lenses. “But honestly,” she continues, “I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my shit. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.”

So says the most vilified—and highest-paid—actress in all the land. Her role earlier this year as a sword-wielding firebrand in Snow White and the Huntsman, a sinister re-imagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, was quite apropos, given that the 22-year-old starlet is, in many ways, the tabloid media’s Joan of Arc. Her refusal to kowtow to the celebrity-industrial complex, whether through her steely-eyed gaze on the red carpet or nervous fidgeting during televised interviews, is seen by many as an entitled A-lister putting on airs.”

Despite this truth, we immediately got headlines and stories like the one below by Rebecca Merriman on Entertainmentwise.com today:

Kristen Stewart On Robert Pattinson Cheating: ‘It Wasn’t My Intention To Get Everyone Angry’

Actress claims she doesn’t care if she’s hated following fling with Rupert Sanders

Kristen Stewart hasn’t exactly been open about her recent cheating scandal, where she was caught kissing 41 year-old married director Rupert Sanders, but now the actress has finally spoken about the biggest scandal of the summer claiming she had “no intention of making everyone so angry”.

The 22 year-old was the most hated woman in Hollywood when photos of her kissing the director of Snow White and The Huntsman were published in July when she was still meant to be dating boyfriend and on screen ‘Twilight’ lover Robert Pattinson. Referring to the incident, Kristen admitted she didn’t know why people still went on about it.
“I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention,” she told the Daily Beast. (emphasis mine)

No she did not, she told the DailyBeast nothing of the sort. She never referred to “the incident” and she never said anything about not knowing why people went on and on about it. Misquoting someone is poor journalism, but making up something they didn’t say is fraudulent. And yet the celebrity gossip machine does both with impunity.

Here’s is how Hollywood Life’s Dory Larrabee misreported it:

Kristen Stewart Apologizes Again After Affair
Mon, December 17, 2012 11:45am EST by Dory Larrabee

Kristen Stewart is finally apologizing for her summer 2012 affair with married director Rupert Sanders in a new interview. Keep reading to see what she’s saying about the biggest mistake of her life!

Fans were shocked when photos of Kristen Stewart and married director Rupert Sanders cuddling and kissing were published in July 2012. Although her boyfriend Robert Pattinson was devastated, he has since forgiven her and Kristen is now admitting she didn’t mean to cause such an uprising in a new interview with The Daily Beast.

Kristen has been careful to avoid speaking about the affair to the press, but in the new interview she dives in head first. “It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated.”

“But honestly, I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my sh*t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.”

No, she is not “finally apologizing” and is certainly not “diving in” head first. And as for commenting about the “biggest mistake” in her life, that line is pulled right out of thin air or right out of an orifice I won’t elaborate on.

Here is how Gather “reported” the story:

Did Kristen Stewart Apologize For Cheating on Robert Pattinson?
December 17, 2012 01:20 PM EST

Kristen Stewart has offered another apology after her reconciliation with beau, Robert Pattinson. The “Breaking Dawn” actress cheated on Rob with married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director, Rupert Sanders earlier this year. She already released a very public apology in which she professed her love for Rob for the first time ever. Now she is apologizing to her fans and to anyone whom she may have angered by her “momentary indiscretion.”

“It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated but honestly, I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my sh*t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention,” she said (via Hollywood Life).

Once again, Kristen said nothing about a “momentary indiscretion” here. That was from last summer from her so-called confession to People Magazine that has long since been proven to be from an unnamed source, not from her. And Gather sites Hollywood Life when it wasn’t even their story to begin with. Another example of the celebrity gossip machine replicating their garbage like a virus and spewing across the internet.

And if you really want to see creative bs at its best go to Chris Hicks article for the Contra Costa Times. He pulls a multitude of Kristen quotes together from multiple sources, throws in his own spin, and rolls it into a nice round ball of bs. I am sorry to say that there are hundreds of other examples I can give you from tabloids to mainstream news outlets.

Misquotes, quoting out of context, and making things up are the stock and trade of the celebrity gossip machine. Just like reporting on each other’s articles and spreading each other’s lies is. And now we are seeing a disturbing pattern of what were once considered to be more mainline media sources doing exactly the same thing.

The end result is an ugly world where faceless entities roam the internet inventing, bending, and redistributing the “truth” and manipulate public opinion for their own ends and profit. With far more efficient and technologically superior power than the Nazi propaganda machine or Stalinist double think. We should be afraid, we should be very afraid.

For a further dose of truth about this “cheating scandal”, see The Grand Punk series on this blog.

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25 Responses

  1. It is not clear, it is very fuzzy, exactly what she is apologizing for because KS has made people “angry” for a few years now by not liking her personality, thinking she is “not good enough” for RP and those kind of things. One could say there is an implicit reference to Sanders incident, but just don’t think K would go there. Article is written up to make it look like that—

  2. I have been going on about this for about 2 years now. What you have just described is one particular island of Simulated Reality as elucidated so carefully by Jean Baudrillard and Zizek. In simulated Reality we are presented with simulacra. A simulacrum is a “copy of a copy” without an original. It is akin to people walking around who are products of surgeons, the beginning of cloning to get us in the swing of it.

    When this Simulated Reality is total then we will be in Virtual Reality where there is no truth. This is where Katniss finds herself in The Hunger Games, which is the most prescient film perhaps ever. And from Virtual Reality there is no escape as we have seen with the fabricated “cheating” pics of KS/ RS.

    Zizek is battling the media by using it against itself. Start watching him on youtube. You will love his philosopher and Lacanian psychoanalyst who teaches at The European University in Switzerland, coming to NYC soon.

    Baudrillard also used to turn the media on its head against itself. He has said the only escape is the Symbolic Order of Seduction because seduction cannot be “produced”. Again Katniss: in her innocence and integrity she seduces the audience in the Capitol and again she seduces them in the games as they watch her on their screens. Only Sutherland picks up on what she is doing. And he rightly reads her as a danger. Foucault would applaud what you are doing twilighter: It is a “philosophical act” of truth telling, an act of Parrhesia we have inherited from the Greeks, and altho its genealogy reveals a number of changes, it is a bedrock of Western civilization. Here are links to my 2 posts on The Hunger Games and parrhesia.

    http://moviesandfilm.blogspot.com/2012/04/kairos-decisive-moment-for-katniss.html and http://moviesandfilm.blogspot.com/2012/04/hunger-games-and-katniss-everdeen.html

  3. Social media and gossip sites will one day be the end of this world. sadly it has out grown the strength of the church, the government, defence force, and anything with logic and structure all put together. Sadder still is that the human race is stupid enough to believe it hook, line and sinker.

    Out of curiosity, when is part 11 getting published?

    • Soon hopefully. I think it will be worth the wait.

    • To rid ourselves of tabloidism it is necessary to follow Nietzsche’s advice and Baudrillard’s example. A very few of us worked to destroy this “scandal” to the point that no one really know anything for sure about what happened. Not even really those of us who deliberately set out to destroy it so compelling is speculation and credibility in Simulated Reality. Now no one will ever know and that’s the way we wanted it. There are hundreds of speculations out there, so many that there is no “one cheating scenario” as everyone has their own individual take on it. Such an excess leads to a disappearance. And it has mostly disappeared except for a few of us who continue on because it is interesting to watch the twists and turns of it. The recent Salon interview establishes Salon as an interesting site to read on. It now has in my mind a lbel stamped on it saying “NON-TABLOID PLACE”. The commentors that followed the story there were 2 hateful people so I commented also. These “haters” as they are called sense the danger Kristen Stewart poses for them in their reasonable secure little niches. She is the “new woman” the new feminists are speaking, teaching and writing about. She is POST MODERN.

      • The so-called “haters” have made it a point to travel the web and post hate-fillled comments about KS–since July and I don’t see it abating, I do avoid these comments for the most part now as It is upsetting to see someone who is likely a very decent human being, be torn down all the time with such strong emotion.

      • It says more about them than anyone they are commenting on. They did the same to Anne Hathaway for “flashing” her pussy as she got out of the car. If I had been inclined I would have asked,”Did you see whether she shaved or not? Did she have any hair? How many hairs? And I would have kept taking it to extremes. She also dressed in a red carpet “costume”. And I love how Helena Bonham – Carter does it. OMG another “homewrecker”!

      • I agree that it does say more about them, than the person they are criticizing and tearing down. The thing is, Kristen’s “critics” have managed to set a tone on the web–an atmosphere so negative, that I see many “non-haters” joining in with hateful comments that they seem to be parroting, because they see others doing so.
        It seems like it is now a popular thing to do in the on-line celebrity culture, Kristen has become someone that so many people like to rag-on.”bad actress, no expression, slut, homewrecker, ” etc…..

      • As a Skinnerian there must be a payoff for them. Since they never post anything of substance ever, then it has to be the attention. They were the kids who never got positive attention from mommy, so they did naughty and that got her attention. They are just repeating it here. Same old, same old.

      • She will have the last laugh. Emma Watson was just wonderful in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But what I saw was a superb professional actress, one who probably studied with an excellent drama coach. An actress who was held down in Harry Potter. With Kristen it is different. She has to go inside herself to find it all on her own without any coaching or drama school to help her. Why I can only guess. She has chosen the hard road. The road less traveled.

  4. Oh come on now!!! I never believed that anyway!!! Plus K is known for not talking about her personal life so…..Thanks though!!!

    • Sorry, messing with you a little bit. but you would be surprised how many people but into this bs. And how many people come onto this blog when something flares across the web universe. We have had a pretty day of educating some new members of the cynic’s audience.

    • There is an up side to posting this stuff. Within six short hours we have had over 1000 people access this site and take a look. It took me four years in a courtroom to reach 1000 people and try to convince them of something. I was able to reach the same number in less than six hours. The power of technology.

  5. Excellent post.

    Ridiculous as this misquoting is, I hate to criticize people who are naive enough to be taken in by it. They *should* be able to read what purports to be a statement of fact in a news source without assuming it has been purposely distorted.

    I think many people don’t consider this kind of blatant disinformation important if it is dealing with entertainment and celebrities, but it would be all too easy for this kind of journalism to infect even the “respectable” press.

    • The respectable press is already infected with this virus. Have you forgotten the furor over 9-11 and the whooping over going to war with Afghanistan? And the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? This is where we are and these readers are gonna fall for the next one which I think is Connecticut. The either/or of gun control which will solve the problem NOT. Gun control will entice the devious into different scenarios.

  6. Thank you, all these articles make me so mad. It goes on and on! It will only stop when the truth comes out! What can we do to help that along faster?

    • It won’t stop when the truth comes out, whatever that may be. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and there never were. There are still many many people that believe that they just haven’t been found yet.

  7. Very good article, I think in my opinion that she was referring to something else, she is so hated loved by his nature, in that case I can understand the magazines, and everything that has to do with “journalism” to misrepresent create all morbid, because that people liked and what we see every day, is terrible, and she is part of this then in every interview she does is going to be setting in detail to you say “ah yes, but referring to infidelity, ah if apologizing to Rob “forgiveness that? she has not done anything and I think it has an ironic tone as she knows how to be in many circumstances of life. Thank you very much look forward to the 11. Greetings from Latin America and as I said I’m helping with a translator unconventional, it costs me a lot.

    • twilighter this is an excellent technique. Let’s begin to use it consciously and then first thing tell them we gotcha yet again! I will use it to excess so that it will desensitize to the tabloids. Edna Foa’s “flooding” technique has many applications and falls in with Nietzsche. How interesting, an Israeli using Nietzsche unknowingly.

  8. Well then Twilighter…….millions of people must be fooled because more and more outlets and have picked up this story and “ran” with it that K did apologize for her “affair”, based on that quote–and now it becomes part of the public narrative on this saga.

    • They were already out there when it was done. Not started here. Great technique.. I’ll use it.

    • The celebrity gossip machine is a powerful force. It can take a statement and bend in a way that changes its meaning and millions will accept it just because it appears online. You are absolutely right, this has now become part of the public narrative. even if it is entirely inaccurate. But at leaswt 1,000 people have hit the link and have the opportunity for a different perspective. The challenge is to take that opportunity to scale.

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