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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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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