Whilst most tabloids and news writers seem content with ripping off Kristen Stewart every other day, primarily because of her cheating on Robert Pattinson with movie director Rupert Sanders, Jodie Foster decides to speak up and defend the young actress against recent media attacks, saying that life under the spotlight more often than not keeps youth from acting like youth.
As far as Jodie Foster is concerned, Kristen Stewart's affair with Rupert Sanders is simply blown out of proportions, and all of the rather unnecessary media attention given to it stands to seriously affect Kristen, especially given the fact that she still finds herself at a very young age.
“There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams,” writes Jodie Foster in her ample message meant both for the paparazzi, and for the general public.
Furthermore, “But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.”
Seeing how Jodie Foster began her acting career at quite an early age – she was just 3 when she made her debut in the public eye –, we can take her word for granted when she explains how the perks of having a private life are something most young actors find themselves having to give up on nowadays.
As she puts it, “I’ve said it before and I will say it again: if I were a young actor today I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don’t think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety.”
Singling out Kristen Stewart as a note-worthy example of how today's media treats Hollywood youth, the 49-year-old acclaimed actress writes about how, ever since they first met whilst filming 'Panic Room', she “grew to love that kid.”
Therefore, she strongly opposes Kristen's having her life dissected in such uncalled for ways by newspapers and reporters, more so since young people should be allowed to behave like young people and not be judged for this.
Jodie Foster's entire essay on this topic can be read on “The Daily Beast