The left seems to count on Hollywood stars to toe the ideological line, reacting harshly whenever a celebrity shows any sign of independent thought. Actress Kirsten Dunst was among the latest targets following a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
By embracing a view that was almost universally shared among Americans just a few generations ago, she faced cruel ad hominem attacks from numerous media outlets and feminist leaders.
She said feminine qualities that were once celebrated have “been a little undervalued” in our current society.
“We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created,” she continued. “And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor.”
Perhaps sensing the forthcoming deluge of negative comments, she apologized for what came next.
“I’m sorry,” she said. “You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman.”
One writer, Stacey Ritzen, confirmed she hates Dunst, calling her “an insufferable person.”
Feminist blog Jezebel also weighed in with a report calling the actress “dumb.”
Among those living in the real world, however, most people seem to view her comments as, at worst, a non-story and, at best, a refreshing commentary that traditional gender roles are not completely extinct in Hollywood.
Stupidest “debate” ever! “Kirsten Dunst sparks debate over support 4 traditional gender roles” Feminist r annoying. http://t.co/hjfteHB1RL
— Stubbornly Me. (@lybr3) April 10, 2014
Kirsten Dunst’s noncontroversial comments spark controversy: ‘You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman’ http://t.co/8MqlrLSsIE
— You Might Feel This (@lheal) April 10, 2014
Perhaps the most frustrating revelation of the entire ordeal, however, is the fact that leftist icon Lady Gaga received little criticism when she made strikingly similar comments about her own relationship.
She said her boyfriend is “totally in charge” during a recent radio interview. Furthermore, while Dunst’s opponents claim she attempted to convince other women to look at the world as she does, Gaga really did use her influence to preach to her fans.
“It’s not good for relationships to tell men what to do,” she said to “female listeners who are out there.”
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