Before I delve into this, first up is my Why Kirsten Dunst Is An Assh*le story. Back in the mid-late 90s, one day I was hanging out in a Prodigy chat room — because that’s how we rolled back then — when some girl started instigating, asking in all caps if anyone knew who Kirsten Dunst was.
Well, it was probably like 1997, so no, no one knew who Kirsten Dunst was — as this preceded celebrity internet culture and IMDB. Finally at some point this person IM’ed me and tried further to convince me that she was this child actor who had appeared in Interview with a Vampire and ER, despite my best efforts not to give a crap. After annoying me for about 20 minutes, she eventually gave up and went away.
Fast forward to a few months later, I was flipping through my sister’s Seventeen magazine and there was a short interview (she wasn’t even cover story material at this point) with Kristen Dunst, who told Seventeen that one thing she liked to do with her friends was mess with people in online chat rooms.
I have hated her since that day.
Luckily, my hate for the most part has been not completely unwarranted, because over the years Kirsten Dunst has continued to be somewhat of an insufferable person, as evidenced by this interview she recently gave with Harper’s Bazaar, in which she has some Very Important Opinions on gender roles:
Dunst is surprisingly outspoken on the subject of gender: “I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she says. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…”
So, I guess my marriage is doomed to fail because I don’t have kids and write dick jokes for a living and my husband is more of a cat person than a dog person. THANKS, KIRSTEN DUNST.