Kristen Stewart Words About Plastic Surgery Start Off Empowering, But End Up Questionable
Kristen Stewart seems to be someone you either relate to or not, but when she stands up for herself and speaks her mind (whether you agree or disagree), well, that's something I find hard not to celebrate. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar U.K. Kristen Stewart said she is against plastic surgery, especially when it comes to her own body. And while her reasoning behind not wanting to change herself is pretty great, the way she talks about women who do choose to do so is questionable.
Stewart said the following about plastic surgery:
No, never. Never. I am so freaked out by the idea of doing anything. And maybe that’s completely arrogant but I don’t want to change anything about myself. I think the women who do are losing their minds. It's vandalism.
Before I get to the last two statements, let's focus on the first part. I admire Stewart for loving herself and not wanting to change anything by going under the knife. Plastic surgery isn't for everyone, myself included. It's something I don't desire, nor do I plan on ever getting any. Apparently, Stewart feels the same way, because she loves herself exactly how she is. How can you not support that?
With that said, if you do want to get plastic surgery, by all means, go ahead. It's your body and I believe everyone should be able to do whatever they want with their own bodies.
This leads me to the second part of Stewart's quote, where she said "it's vandalism" to alter your body and that any women who do just that are "losing their minds." I understand why she compares plastic surgery to vandalism, because she loves her body so much that going under the knife is somewhat similar to the deliberate destruction or damage of a surface. Women's bodies are beautiful no matter the size, shape, or color, so she probably doesn't think anyone should change the body they were born with.
But do I think women are "losing their minds" when they get plastic surgery? Admittedly, I think there are people who go overboard and I don't understand why, but for those who change something here and there, no, I don't think that's crazy.
I get where Stewart is coming from, and I so admire her for loving all of herself, while encouraging others to do the same. However, I'd like for her to go into more detail about why she's against plastic surgery in general and not just for herself, and expand on why she considers it "vandalism," before I make any judgments about her thoughts and how they could possibly be seen as unsupportive of other women — something Stewart is definitely not.
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