I find it damn near impossible to believe that some of this hate doesn't have to do with that primal instinct to hate anything Twilight-related that burns inside all of us. That alone turns one fairly sizable segment of the American population against her, regardless of who she's banging. On top of that, she's also the female lead in a love story for teens that stars two dreamy boys. In the likability competition, she was doomed from the beginning.
Source: Your Dreams
I too know the rigors of working with pretty men.
So yes, I get all that. But things have clearly gotten worse since the cheating scandal, and that strikes me as a bit harsh. For one thing, she's practically a kid. Your skull has barely fused all the way at the age of 22, but because she stars in the film version of your daughter's favorite book, it's expected that between Kristen Stewart and a married man in his 40s, she's going to be the responsible one?
And how is this different from what Angelina Jolie did on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith? We overlook her tryst with Brad Pitt because the union ended in eleventeen kids, and because after so many public breakups, we've all come to assume that Jennifer Aniston is a broken person who's incapable of sustaining a meaningful relationship with anyone. But that doesn't change the fact that Angelina Jolie slept with a married man on the set of a movie and took down the feelings of a fellow actor in the process, just like Kristen Stewart did. It's just that Kristen Stewart hasn't made any movies worth watching (with all due respect to The Runaways), so we're less willing to forgive her for it.