To the media & Universal:
In your coverage of Kristen Stewart's personal life over the past few weeks you have sent out a few messages to our society.
Older married men (even with children) will suffer few consequences for having a tryst with young women half their age because you, the media, will focus on the girl. Oh, you will say she got the focus because she was more famous.
Don't think so. You were much more concerned with Monica Lewinsky as most of the public was forgiving to Bill Clinton. I am not saying either party should be treated so badly, but you have a record of destroying the girl and letting the older guy off the hook.
Their is no benefit to admitting guilt and apologizing, as Kristen did. Those who might deny their part or make excuses haven't been discouraged from doing so. You seemed to dismiss her admission and have been more focused on reading more into it. She apologized and said it was a "momentary indiscretion" yet you have been trying to prove (without success) that there was a longer history.
You had to notice how uncomfortable Kristen looked in those pictures. But you haven't followed up on this because that leads to ideas and thoughts that don't sell as many magazines and gain as much web traffic.
Rupert Sanders involvement just doesn't interest you, so you keep focusing on the easy target who has been reluctant to defend herself. She obviously feels terrible about what she did. And she apologized. But you just smelled blood and attacked like a pack of sharks.
You have sent a very poor message with your coverage. Guys like me who might be contemplating such behavior know we will get off with a slap on the wrist at most.
And Universal Pictures: Are you seriously contemplating giving Sanders additional work while discontinuing with the star who gave that professional engagement a chance to succeed? If this is your move, rest assured you don't deserve the rare talent Kristen brings. And I for one will not consume any product you produce in the future.