A small group of people was gathered for a private party. When a song by a popular black artist (now deceased) came on, [Stewart] went on a rant.
“OMG! Seriously? Seriously?! What the f*ck is this? I don’t want to listen to this disgusting ghetto music! Change it now!”
This event occurred in a hotel room. Someone put on a song by the late Tupac Shakur, and Kristen made the unfortunate “ghetto” comment. There were a few people in the room who weren’t as pale as Kristen (is anyone?), and they found the remark offensive. Nobody challenged her on it. They just changed the music and commented on it when she left the room.
It sounds to me like she’s an idiot who is unfamiliar with the sounds of Tupac. She probably only knows him as a hologram. However, Blind Gossip isn’t letting it go there. They’re pressing their “Kristen Stewart Is Racist” theory:
That comment might just be a footnote if it wasn’t for another recent event that touches on the same topic.
Ben Affleck got too busy to do the con artist romance Focus with Kristen Stewart. Now Will Smith is assuming the Affleck role, but “Stewart fell off with the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap,” Variety reports. (Smith is 44; Affleck is 40. Stewart is 23.)
In any case, Stewart needs to tread carefully if she wants to avoid even the appearance of insensitivity to minorities in the future. In fact, if the chatter on this one doesn’t die down soon, you can expect that she will be pushed into a project with a black costar.
I agree with the “age excuse is flimsy” part. It’s like when Bradley Cooper said he wouldn’t date Jennifer Lawrence because she’s young enough to be his daughter, and then goes and dates someone who can’t legally drink in America. Something’s going on there, but maybe she just thinks Will Smith is a douche. Making a stupid comment about rap and not wanting to work with Will Smith isn’t enough to brand someone racist.
If this story became a big thing though, it certainly wouldn’t help her, as she’s already very much hated.