Variety Apologizes to Kristen Stewart After Wrongly Suggesting She Labeled Diversity Debate 'Boring'

The site previously presented comments made by the 'Twilight' actress about gender equality in Hollywood as about diversity, leading her to be heavily criticized for the comments.

AceShowbiz - %cKristen Stewart% was heavily criticized for calling diversity debate "boring" in an interview presented by Variety on Monday, January 25. The site later apologized to Kristen for wrongly suggesting her comments about gender equality in Hollywood as about diversity.

Variety wrote, "Comments made in a videotaped interview Monday with actress Kristen Stewart about gender equality in Hollywood at the Sundance Film Festival were erroneously labeled on in a way that suggested she was addressing issues pertaining to diversity. Variety regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion."

"The incorrect text accompanying the video was quickly amended, corrections were issued on social media and a re-edited version of the video has been published to make clear what question she was answering," the site added, "The error was the result of an edit to the web page in which the video was presented without seeing the specific question Stewart was answering, which pertained to a lack of opportunities for female actors and directors."

In the videotaped interview, Kristen was heard saying, "Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something. Go write something, go do something. And that's easy to say. Like, f**k, it's hard to get movies made. It's a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, and it's boring."

The site initially suggested Kristen was discussing diversity, another major debate in Hollywood after only white actors were nominated for Oscars for a second year running. The site has now posted a longer edit of the video which includes the question from the interviewer.

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