Kristen Stewart: Sorry for That 'Rape' Quote

'Twilight' star tries to remove foot from mouth
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 11:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kristen Stewart has made a habit of saying annoying things in interviews, but this time she’s actually apologizing for her choice of words. When she compared paparazzi photos of herself to pictures of someone being raped, she “made an enormous mistake—clearly and obviously. I'm really sorry about my choice of words,” the Twilight star tells People, adding that “violated” would have been a better word to use.

People from bloggers to rape victims’ advocates were appalled after the offending quote appeared in British Elle. The full quote, courtesy of the Huffington Post: "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. The photos are so... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped.”

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