After getting her big Hollywood break with 1994’s Interview with the Vampire when she was just 12, Kirsten Dunst has been in several critically acclaimed movies and TV shows and is something of a veteran at this point in her impressive career. So you can imagine furor that arose when Reuters decided to label the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress as someone who is best known as “Spider-Man’s girlfriend.”
To get everyone up to speed, Kirsten got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Reuters reported the news in a since-deleted tweet that read, ” Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as Spider-Man’s girlfriend, receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Unsurprisingly fans quickly jumped on Reuters for this blatant disrespect, reminding the publication that she didn’t win Wimbledon before becoming the last Queen of France to be labeled merely “Spider-Man’s girlfriend.”
After initially remaining quiet on the matter, Kirsten has finally responded to Reuters’ tweet and, well, she wasn’t too happy (rightfully so).
Appearing on The Talk to talk about her new show, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, the actress addressed the tweet:
“Well you know, I don’t really look at Twitter and stuff, so I’m not really a social media girl. But I was looking for the show and everything, and it felt like, you know, I read it too and was like ‘Yeah, that’s pretty s****y.’ So I was proud that my fans and everyone rallied around and supported me. It was a very ignorant tweet, and it was probably done very carelessly by a man.”
To be fair, Reuters probably didn’t have any bad intentions behind the tweet and there are some people out there who legit only know Kirsten for Spider-Man, which isn’t too farfetched of a thought given how those are easily the biggest films she’s been in.
But seeing as how she had just gotten a star on the Walk of Fame, being labeled “Spider-Man’s girlfriend” in that moment was pretty icky. At the very least they could’ve called her “Mary Jane Watson from Spider-Man.”