Kristen Stewart’s Scandal: Gaga’s Sympathy, Fan’s Ire
By Tomika Anderson, Special to CNN
(CNN) — Kristen Stewart can count Lady Gaga among the celebs coming to her defense in the wake of a cheating scandal involving the “Twilight” star and a film director.
Gaga tweeted some words of sympathy for Stewart and her co-star/boyfriend Robert Pattinson on Wednesday, not long after Stewart publicly apologized to Pattinson for her fling with filmmaker Rupert Sanders. Sanders, who helmed Stewart’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” is married with two kids.
“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” Stewart said in a statement to People magazine. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”
The coverage of Stewart’s apology was so pervasive that even Lady Gaga offered her opinion: “Geez this kirstew rob stuff is brutal. Makes me sad the way press acts,” she tweeted. “Hope they’re ok.”
So far, Pattinson is the only one involved who has not spoken publicly on the mess. Sanders released his own apology Wednesday after details about his tryst with Stewart hit the Web.
“I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family,” Sanders said in a statement to CNN. “My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world, I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together.”
Those apologies might not have been enough for at least one “Twilight” fan, however. A woman by the name of Emma Clark gave a tearful rant regarding 22-year-old Stewart’s mea culpa on YouTube, demanding an explanation for her indiscretion (specifically the part about her hurting R. Patz).
In a post titled, “HOW COULD YOU DO THIS KRISTEN,” Clark railed, “I don’t understand how she could do this! Why, why would you cheat on Robert Pattinson?”
To quote the reported tweet of Sanders’ model wife Liberty Ross before she deactivated her account — “Wow.”
CNN’s Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.