Kristen Stewart considers herself a pretty staunch feminist, if many of her interviews are anything to go by (which, duh, they are). She constantly calls out the rampant sexism in Hollywood, is vocal about her support for her fellow ladies, etc. But her acceptance for all women draws a line somewhere before plastic surgery, which she compares to “vandalism” on the female body and claims is only undertaken by women who are going insane. Yikes.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK:
“No, never. Never,” she says of plastic surgery. “I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything. And maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don’t want to change anything about myself. I think the women who do are losing their minds. It’s vandalism.”
Yes, that is completely arrogant to assume that your experience is the experience of every other woman. Can it go too far? Sure – look at the Kardashians, who barely look human anymore. But while I say that, I also realize that it’s their choice. I might not agree with it, but it’s hardly “vandalism” and is not the source of their insanity, just one of the after-effects, I’d say.
KStew does have the tendency to be incredibly hyperbolic and put her foot in her mouth nonstop, so I doubt she was aware of the implications of what she was saying. But I think she maybe needs to think a bit more before she speaks in future.