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Kirsten Dunst expertly calls out “ignorant” comments about her career

Kirsten Dunst expertly calls out

Kirsten Dunst has called out an “ignorant” tweet by news agency Reuters which described the actress as “best known for her role as Spider-Man’s girlfriend”.

The controversial post, which has since been deleted, included video footage of Dunst’s recent Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony alongside the caption: “Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend, receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame”.

Understandably, fans were quick to defend the actress with a number calling out the media outlet for its sexist interpretation of her 30-year career on screen.

During a recent interview on US chat show The Talk, Dunst weighed in on the debate.

“Well you know… I don’t really look at Twitter and stuff, so I’m not really a social media girl,” she admitted. “But I was looking for the show and everything, and it felt like, you know, I read it too and was like ‘Yeah, that’s pretty s****y.”

Kirsten Dunst at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in August 2019

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“So I was proud that my fans and everyone rallied around and supported me. It was a very ignorant tweet, and it was probably done very carelessly by a man.”
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The actress then went on to point out that a number of her silver screen ventures are only recognised once time has passed.

“Well, remember when Marie Antoinette – y’all panned it? And now you all love it,” Dunst explained. “Remember Drop Dead Gorgeous? Panned. Now you all love it. It’s, like, interesting for me.”

“I feel a lot of things I do people like later,” she added. “I’ve never been recognised in my industry.”

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