Outrageous Kristen Stewart Knocks US Soldiers, Defends Gitmo Detainees
Actress Kristen Stewart is being called out over some comments about U.S. service members.
Stewart, who plays a Guantanamo Bay guard in the upcoming film "Camp X-Ray," told The Daily Beast that she saw her character as "simple" and "not very smart."
"She’s simple, not very smart, and really socially inadequate—but a good person. So, if you can sign up, put a uniform on, and erase yourself, you don’t have to consider yourself anymore," said the "Twilight" star.
She then went on to suggest that Guantanamo Bay detainees should not be judged too harshly after the interviewer argued, "The mistake we make is not viewing these detainees down there as people, too. We’re all people."
"That is essentially so f***ing evil, it’s crazy," Stewart answered.
"It’s a ridiculous idea for you to think that you know anything for sure in life—other than to take care of your fellow people. Where the f*** do you get off thinking otherwise? These two people couldn’t be from more different worlds and perspectives, and probably disagree fundamentally on most things, but there’s a through-line for all of us—and that’s what people forget, and that’s what makes people capable of doing terrible things to each other. What makes you different from any other person that walks the earth?"
Stewart also seemed to questioned why people join the military, saying, "Most people in every state think, 'Well, of course it’s a great thing to sign up for the Army,' and there’s no question asked beyond that—ever."
What do you think of her statements?