Kristen Stewart Topless…

Jan 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm |
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Human relationships can be brutal even for stars of monster movies. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship has been rocky for months. The latest round of headlines shout Kristen has posed topless in a newly released new Balenciaga perfume campaign.

But that is just the last in a series of interpersonal warfare tactics these Twilight leads have been conducting toward one another according to tabloid news sources.

Although their relationship has been more-or-less pretty unstable from very early on, one must wonder how much of what we see in the news is real and how much is hamming it up for the camera. There are, of course, the old mass marketing mantras: “Sex sells.” “Violence sells.” In fact, people prefer to read dynamic, high energy news. Who cares about the mundane? Why look at someone else’s daily life when it is really not much different than one’s own?

The underlying principle of those marketing adages is this: “Conflict sells.” Who would anyone pay any attention to a news article that talks about Robert and Kristen walking the dog — no pun intended?

So, how much of this psuedoconflict is legitimate? Let’s retrace some of the headlines over the preceding months. In March, Robert is said to have “banned” Kristen from Australia. How can an ordinary citizen, however powerful, ban another person from an entire continent? In July, Kristen is said to have tried to rouse jealousy in Robert with publicized flirtatious pictures with Michael Pitt. In reality, the photos seem quite professional. By September, Kristen was said to have reached an emotional breakpoint over her split with Robert and, in October, was said to have stripped to her skivvies in risky swim scene with a topless Juliet Binoche, and headlines alluded that a heart wrenched Robert could barely stand to watch.

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Now, Kristen poses topless for a major cosmetic firm with only intent of making a currently former lover jealous? Whatever their relationship status, Robert and Kristen are just people – high profile people sure but just people nevertheless. Maybe, there is a bit of rivalry between them as is natural for anyone in similar interpersonal circumstances, but commercial industry sensationalizes any tidbit to help make sales.

To infer that a person follows a legitimate career is an effort to make another jealous is perhaps tantamount to libel, and that blurry line is exploited for the sake of media coverage. Kristen is now the modern face of Chanel as her toplessness debuts, but to say it is aimed in the direction of interpersonal conflict alone is both inaccurate and dishonest.

Human relationships can be brutal even for stars of monster movies. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship has been rocky for months. The latest round of headlines shout Kristen has posed topless in a newly released new Balenciaga perfume campaign. But that is just the last in a series of interpersonal warfare tactics these Twilight leads have been conducting toward one another according to tabloid news sources.