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Kristen Stewart slammed for rape remarks

3 June 2010 3:09 PM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart has come under fire from officials at a leading Us charity after she compared press intrusion to rape. The actress opened up about her experiences in the spotlight and her dislike of the paparazzi in the latest edition of Britain's Elle magazine, Contactmusic reported."The photos are so.I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped.A lot of the time I can't handle it. I never expected that this would be my life," she said.But her comments have sparked outrage, with many charity campaigners slamming the actress for her remarks. "Rape is a violation in which one has no choice.A star seeking publicity has choices. Although rape involves loss of privacy, loss of privacy does not constitute rape.Let's use a little logical thinking here," Margaret Lazarus, executive director of RapeIs.org, said.And Stewart, who played a rape victim in 2004 movie Speak, »

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Kristen Stewart in Hot Water for Comparing Fame to Rape

3 June 2010 9:45 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Twilight star Kristen Stewart recently talked about the pressures of fame, and it's given her a whole new media whirlwind to deal with. In an interview with Britain's Elle magazine (via FOXNews), Kristen said; "It's so... The photos are so... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it. I never expected that this would be my life." She continued, "What you don't see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction."

Stewart's thoughts are understandable. As much as we like to just excuse overanxious paparazzi and screaming fans as the price of fame and move on, it can't be easy to be hounded and followed, your personal space invaded by a horde of eager strangers. However, her comparing it all to »

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Stewart Slammed For Rape Remarks

3 June 2010 5:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Kristen Stewart has come under fire from officials at a leading U.S. charity after she compared press intrusion to rape.

The Twilight actress opens up about her experiences in the spotlight and her dislike of the paparazzi in the latest edition of Britain's Elle magazine.

She tells the publication, "The photos are so... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it. I never expected that this would be my life."

But her comments have sparked outrage in America, with many charity campaigners slamming the actress for her remarks.

Margaret Lazarus, executive director of RapeIs.org, tells Fox News, "Rape is a violation in which one has no choice. A star seeking publicity has choices. Although rape involves loss of privacy, loss of privacy does not constitute rape. Let's use a little logical thinking here."

And Stewart, who played a rape victim in 2004 movie Speak, has also angered bosses of America's Rape and Incest National Network charity.

Spokesperson Katherine Hull adds, "Kristen Stewart's comments are regrettable. Portraying a rape survivor in the film Speak should have led her to use a more appropriate metaphor to describe the intrusive nature of the paparazzi. Rape is more than an intrusion, it's a violent crime, that causes serious long term mental health effects for victims." »

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