The left seems to count on Hollywood stars to toe the ideological line, reacting harshly whenever a celebrity shows any sign of independent thought. Actress Kirsten Dunst was among the latest targets following a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
By embracing a view that was almost universally shared among Americans just a few generations ago, she faced cruel ad hominem attacks from numerous media outlets and feminist leaders.
She said feminine qualities that were once celebrated have “been a little undervalued” in our current society.
“We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created,” she continued. “And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor.”
Perhaps sensing the forthcoming deluge of negative comments, she apologized for what came next.
“I’m sorry,” she said. “You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman.”
One writer, Stacey Ritzen, confirmed she hates Dunst, calling her “an insufferable person.”
Feminist blog Jezebel also weighed in with a report calling the actress “dumb.”
Among those living in the real world, however, most people seem to view her comments as, at worst, a non-story and, at best, a refreshing commentary that traditional gender roles are not completely extinct in Hollywood.
Stupidest “debate” ever! “Kirsten Dunst sparks debate over support 4 traditional gender roles” Feminist r annoying. http://t.co/hjfteHB1RL
— Stubbornly Me. (@lybr3) April 10, 2014