Oscars 2016 Nominations: Kristen Stewart Misunderstood While Addressing Gender Inequality Issue

Oscars 2016 Nominations: Kristen Stewart Misunderstood While Addressing Gender Inequality Issue
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Variety erroneously credited Kristen Stewart’s take on equality as a response to the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite issue relating to the Oscars 2016 nominations. In reality, what the “Snow White and the Huntsman” actress actually meant was gender equality, nothing to do with the present Oscars issue.


Variety magazine initially published an article that discussed Kristen Stewart’s interview during Sundance Film Festival last Monday in Hollywood. The article pointed out that Stewart allegedly referred to entertainers of color that complained about the Oscars 2016 nominations wherein the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite went trending. Her statement said, “Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something,” and it was interpreted by Variety as a reaction to the Oscar issue.

Shortly thereafter, the magazine corrected the video interview and re-edited the article that concluded the notion as related to the Oscars 2016 nominations issue. In fact, they indicated that Stewart was answering the question whether female actors and directors suffered a “lack of diversity” with regards to opportunities in the entertainment industry. Therefore, what she was addressing was gender equality, not the nominations being allegedly racist towards people of color.

According to Vulture, Stewart related to gender equality as, “Like any business that’s so old, it’s going to have a somewhat narrow view. It’s awkward, I’m so f***ing lucky and so stimulated and driven, like not bored, and I have something in front of me all the time.” She added, “It sounds so weird for me to sit around and be like, it’s not fair! Guys make more money because their movies make more money. Let’s start making more movies. It makes sense.”

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Clearly, the actress was relating to men getting more opportunities in the world of movies instead of women. This was clarified by Variety, and the source reiterated that she was, indeed, more concerned about women not landing more roles and creating more movies than men.

Despite the Oscars 2016 nominations that allegedly lacked diversity with respect to giving artists of color the opportunity to win gold, several entertainment personalities have negatively reacted to the issue and declared they would boycott the event such as Tyrese Gibson. Luckily, Kristen Stewart is not one of those artists who addressed the issue.