Kristen Stewart has a new sci-fi movie coming out called Equals. It’s a futuristic love story about a couple living in a time when emotions have been eradicated – an interesting concept, though who knows if it’s actually any good. In any case, KStew is doing press for it, and she sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss the movie, and more importantly, to discuss her feelings on Kim Davis, the homophobic Kentucky clerk who’s refused to give out same-sex marriage licenses despite the fact that it’s the law and she’s full of shit. Given that Kristen herself is bisexual, how does she feel about this?
I wanted to go back to the issue of the denial of love. Have you been following the news of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who denied a same-sex couple their marriage license, was sent to jail, and has subsequently been martyred by many on the right-wing?
Yeah. Oh my god. Did you see her come out of jail? Honestly, it makes me so deeply uncomfortable. I feel really bad for her. Anyone who’s so closed off to things that are so apparent? Imagine what else she’s missing out on in life. I’m not making any grand statements about her personally, but if something so glaringly obvious, such as this subject…
…to have that much hate in your heart must be awful.
That’s why I feel bad for her. It’s like, “Oh, buddy, that must suck.” That fear of the unknown cripples people, breeds hate, and it’s just very sad.
What a… poignant thought. Yes, it must suck to be a close-minded, homophobic asshole, but the thing is, it only sucks for OTHER people, not the homophobes themselves. They’re quite happy being terrible people. But uh, I guess I get what Kristen’s going for with this?