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People Create 14 Memes Celebrating Female Actresses In Response To ‘Sexist’ Tweet About Kirsten Dunst
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People Create 14 Memes Celebrating Female Actresses In Response To ‘Sexist’ Tweet About Kirsten Dunst

We all have favorite actors and actresses. I’m a big fan of Keanu Reeves and Emma Stone, for example — they’re both breathtaking, and if I had to rate them, I’d give them both an easy ‘A.’ Legendary actress Kirsten Dunst has a massive following, and it’s no wonder — she’s very capable, and plays her roles well.

Dunst recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is a humongous honor for any actor out there. However, when Reuters reported on the story, they tweeted out that Dunst was “best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend.” This created a massive backlash and the internet community branded the tweet as ‘sexist’. Not only that, but this entire affair gave birth to a whole new meme that celebrated how amazingly versatile actresses are.

Reuters posted a tweet about Kirsten Dunst that caused a massive backlash online

Image credits: Reuters

Internet users started explaining why Dunst was much more than just “Spiderman’s girlfriend”

Twitter users came up with a new meme to celebrate how versatile actresses are

The essence of the meme is to show that Dunst and other actresses are far more adept at their jobs than some would believe they are. Internet users were quick to jump on the meme express and gave a whole slew of examples of how actresses could do male actors’ roles in films, but the reverse wouldn’t be true.

Dunst, who is now 37, has done a lot of amazing projects throughout her career, and she definitely deserves her Hollywood star. Her debut came in 1989 when she played a role in Woody Allen’s film New York Stories (one of my favorites). She then garnered a lot of attention after playing Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, which came to a theatre near you in 1994.

Among Dunst’s many, many roles is also the epic Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Perhaps Reuters thought that’s the role most people remember and that’s why they mentioned it in their tweet?

Dunst also played Peggy Blumquist in the awesome TV series Fargo in 2015, and in 2017, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Hidden Figures. Her two most recent film appearances were in The Beguiled and in Woodshock. The internet’s backlash forced Reuters to delete their tweet about Dunst.

Dear Pandas, what do you think about this situation? Do you think Reuters was wrong to say Dunst was best known for her role as Spiderman’s girlfriend? What do you think of the internet’s reaction? Which memes do you think have the most truth in them? Take part in the discussion and leave us a comment below.

Reuters promptly deleted their tweet after the backlash…

…and posted a different one

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That meme comparing male to female actors is kinda dumb. Imo Gary Oldman could totally do The Devil Wears Prada.

R.s. Potter
Community Member
3 years ago

He's a fantastic actor. I don't think I'd recognize him if I passed him on the street, he just completely becomes whoever he's playing.

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Patrick James
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm totally on board with gender equality but this thread is the opposite of that. Any good actor could make any role work. Arnold couldn't play Mary Poppins? What about Kindergarten Cop? Please dont turn gender equality into male hate. That's not productive. It's a destructive mind set. Males and females need each other to continue the species; we just need to treat each other right. Let's start by not telling others what they're capable of based on sexual organs.

Marko M
Community Member
3 years ago

And where did you see male hate? All I see is a bunch of people emphasizing how "feminine" roles are underappreciated. When a man plays someone "manly" e.g. Terminator, James Bond, he gets the praise. But when women play someone "feminine", everyone pretends like it's easy. "Oh, it's easy for them to play gfs, nannies, mothers... they are women". They just ask more appreciation for female roles by comparing them to man. "Think it's easy to sing, and dance, and play the nanny at the same time... imagine Arnold do it. Doesn't look so easy now, does it?" But when actresses do it, we pretend like its no big deal. This has to stop.

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Orillion
Community Member
3 years ago

Frankly, I know her best as spiderman's girlfriend....

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 years ago

We don’t get to choose what people best remember us for. It’s why many people don’t remember me as a father and upstanding citizen. But as the kid that shit himself in the grade concert.

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That meme comparing male to female actors is kinda dumb. Imo Gary Oldman could totally do The Devil Wears Prada.

R.s. Potter
Community Member
3 years ago

He's a fantastic actor. I don't think I'd recognize him if I passed him on the street, he just completely becomes whoever he's playing.

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Patrick James
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm totally on board with gender equality but this thread is the opposite of that. Any good actor could make any role work. Arnold couldn't play Mary Poppins? What about Kindergarten Cop? Please dont turn gender equality into male hate. That's not productive. It's a destructive mind set. Males and females need each other to continue the species; we just need to treat each other right. Let's start by not telling others what they're capable of based on sexual organs.

Marko M
Community Member
3 years ago

And where did you see male hate? All I see is a bunch of people emphasizing how "feminine" roles are underappreciated. When a man plays someone "manly" e.g. Terminator, James Bond, he gets the praise. But when women play someone "feminine", everyone pretends like it's easy. "Oh, it's easy for them to play gfs, nannies, mothers... they are women". They just ask more appreciation for female roles by comparing them to man. "Think it's easy to sing, and dance, and play the nanny at the same time... imagine Arnold do it. Doesn't look so easy now, does it?" But when actresses do it, we pretend like its no big deal. This has to stop.

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Orillion
Community Member
3 years ago

Frankly, I know her best as spiderman's girlfriend....

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
3 years ago

We don’t get to choose what people best remember us for. It’s why many people don’t remember me as a father and upstanding citizen. But as the kid that shit himself in the grade concert.

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