Would it have been better for Kristen Stewart if she had simply kept quiet? Hollywood insiders seem to think so….
It may have momentarily have made Kristen Stewart feel better about herself and helped assuage the heavy burden of guilt but insiders are now opining that having issued a public apology should have been the last thing the fallen actress should have done.
huffpo: “The only thing more stupid than being famous and cheating in public is admitting it and issuing a public apology,” one publicist with many A-list clients tells me. “Most celebrities are advised to ignore it or issue statements saying the pictures were taken out of context. Everyone in Hollywood is asking why she confessed to this so fast.”
Taken out of context? Ignore it? What a wonderful way to stare back at the 600 pound blue gorilla jabbering their finger at you. Then again it might not be bad advice in an industry where every faux pas is mirco managed ad finitum for indiscretion. Especially when those indiscretions involve behaving like acting what can be perceived tantamount to the town ‘tramp’ (or whatever people think that word means) when you’re the town demi god. It confuses people, especially those that idolize you….
Although fans initially had a hard time believing the story, coming out publicly and apologizing only confirmed that it was true. It was only a matter of time before everyone was off to the races wondering how much exactly Kristen Stewart had ‘deviated’ for a lack of a better word.
“This was career suicide,” one weekly magazine editor told me. “Because of her statement, Us Weekly [which had the exclusive images] was up 25 percent in newsstand sales. The number guarantees the story will be on the weekly covers again this week. If Kristen thought the statement would get ahead of the story and suck the oxygen out of the fire, she is wrong. She just poured gas on the fire.”