Aug 142012

When the photos featuring what appeared to be romantic moments between Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders – who directed her in “Snow White and the Huntsman” – were released they caused an uproar.

Everybody knew that Kristen’s been in a relationship with Robert Pattinson and the two shared a home, at the time. Sanders who is married to a Vogue model is a father of two.

While gossip was beginning to brew, Kristen released a public statement in which she apologized to Pattinson – the statement for all intents and purposes became an admission – and that’s when the whole thing turned into a scandal. As a result hearts were broken; a myth beloved by Twilight films’ fans has been ruined and at least one relationship has been damaged beyond repair.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart’s photo by Jason Merritt – © Getty Images – Image courtesy

In an interview Kristen once said:  “You should have the opportunity to be more than one person with different people – because you have that within you. It’s not like you’re faking it. If everyone knows you so well and can always get a hold of you, then you’re stuck to this thing that people think you are. You should have the opportunity to reinvent yourself. Because you do. Naturally.

Let’s not forget that even though Kristen Stewart shot to stardom with her role in the Twilight films, she has been working as actress since 1999. She may well have been too busy to fully grow up.

I don’t know any of the parties involved personally and I’m not about to take sides, either. However since this is a celebrity blog and not a church pulpit from which to pass moral judgment, let’s take a look not at the right or wrong of the story but at the double standard involved.

There have always been cheating men who instead of scrutiny generated admiration from both genders. To name only one example, there is a current male celebrity – to avoid naming names let’s just say that he’s known for the use of the expression “winning” – who has had sex with most of the female population of the United States and yet, we all think of him as charming. Why isn’t the same standard applied to girls who saw their wild oats? Male or female, aren’t we all equally human? Why is it then that indiscretions committed by men are seen as insignificant and forgivable, while a girl’s single indiscretion is interpreted as a lack of integrity?… A broken heart or two aside (those usually heal), no one died.