Kristen Stewart, is famed for refusing to speak about her own private life and sexuality.
However, this weekend the Sunday Mirror carried an interview with her mother – Jules Stewart – in which she supposedly claimed her daughter was in a relationship Alicia Cargile.
I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her. What’s not to accept? She’s a lovely girl.
I feel like people need to be free to love whoever they want. I accept my daughter loves women and men.”
Jules Stewart has since told US Weekly that she has been misquoted – and did not discuss her daughter’s love life.
I spoke to [journalist] Sharon Feinstein about my film K-11 that has been put on display in the Hollywood Museum.
It’s currently there under the LGBT banner on the third floor. She also asked me about my views on gay rights, which I was happy to express. Then we talked briefly about the fundraiser I am hosting for TheWolfConnection.org. Never ever did we discuss Kristen!”
She says that when she was asked about Ms Cargile she said she was a “lovely girl” – but did not confirm her daughter was dating her.
However, the freelance journalist who recorded the interview has hit back – and threatened to upload a recording of the interview.
Sharon Feinstein tweeted:
When someone has spoken to a journalist in good faith it isn't fair to
— Sharon Feinstein (@sharonfeinstein) June 15, 2015
While it’s unlikely Kristen or Alicia will be making a statement or clarifications about the situation, it’s clear how much we as a community are hoping they will.
We want Kristen Stewart on our team because and we want to hear her say it. We want her mom to say she’s proud of her, and that she supports her. We want that for Kristen, like we want it for ourselves.
Some will argue it’s wrong to put so much into a stranger’s identity, but it’s not wrong to be giddy over the idea Kristen is in a happy relationship with a woman.