A news outlet has copped some serious backlash on Twitter today for claiming that Kirsten Dunst is “best known as Spiderman’s girlfriend”.
The now deleted tweet from Reuters Top News read:
And to make matters worse, the tweet came just days after Kirsten discussed her frustrations and the lack of recognition she receives in an interview on Sirius XM. Honestly, same.
First of all, can we please show some respect for this Hollywood icon?
Kirsten Dunst received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week for her outstanding work as an actress in roles that were way more important and influential than being a romantic love interest for some guy.
We were first introduced to her in 1994 as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and starred alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, which is arguably a bigger deal than being anyone’s girlfriend.
Kirsten then grew up in front of our very eyes, starring in Jumanji, Little Women and The Virgin Suicides. She’s even played Marie Antoinette. What more do you people want?
If that wasn’t enough, she also gave us Drop Dead Gorgeous, Dick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Mona Lisa Smile. This woman has done it all.
But even that isn’t quite as important as her role in BRING IT ON.
The 2000 cult-fave cheerleading movie is ICONIC. Yes, she was Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man, that’s all well and good. But I think we’re forgetting how important Bring It On really is.
Despite being a bit of a flop initially, Bring It On went on to become an early 00s cult classic. It paved the way for a plethora of cheer, dance and teen sport films that make for a mighty fine binge-watch, if you ask me.
You’re kidding yourself if Bring It On isn’t the first film that comes to mind when you hear the name Kirsten Dunst.
But it looks like Reuters have already heard the message loud and clear, and have deleted the tweet after a tonne of backlash from the Dunst army.
Kirsten Dunst didn’t step on our collective necks as Marie Antoinette to be disrespected like this pic.twitter.com/Ggb4BAj5oJ
— Fat Val Kilmer (@TattooedBookNrd) August 30, 2019
Kirsten Dunst was nominated for a Golden Globe when she was 12 and won Best Actress at Cannes, but sure, Reuters, go with Spidey’s gf.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 30, 2019
I’m sorry. Kirsten Dunst did not play Torrance and end cheer rivalries to be referenced as Spider Man’s girlfriend. Played a dynamic old vampire tramped in the body of a child in Interview With a Vampire. Marie Antoinette! Melancholia! Fucking hell, Reuters.
— 𝐉𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫 (@allycatyo) August 30, 2019
Yes I did see the disrespect paid to Kirsten Dunst from Reuters. Here’s the thing, Kirsten Dunst is unphasable. She probably let out a small scoff when seeing the headline and then continued to be the greatest. pic.twitter.com/eDb7U6ndcz
— tay mckay stands with the WGA (@taymckay2point0) August 30, 2019
Congratulations to Kirsten Dunst for getting a star on the Walk of Fame. May this be a lesson to us all that she is an icon and should never be disrespected again. All hail Queen Kirsten Dunst.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Bring It On marathon to watch.