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Kristen Stewart apologizes for rape comparison

June 6, 2010 |  4:47 pm

Kstew-eclipse-web This is one situation in which we can state the following with confidence: Kristen Stewart definitely was not smiling. 

The actress took a lot of flak last week over a quote in the June issue of Elle in which she compared the experience of paparazzi-style photography to being raped. On Friday, speaking exclusively to People, she said she was sorry.

"People thinking that I'm insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake," said Stewart, who has done PSAs against sexual violence for RAINN and Security on Campus. RAINN, which was among the groups that condemned her comment, said Friday that it appreciated her apology. 

"I'm really sorry about my choice of words," the 20-year-old told People, noting that "violated" would have been a better pick.

Most popularly known for her work as Bella in the "Twilight" films, "The Runaways" actress will be seen next in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "K-11," and has "On the Road," among other films, on tap for 2011.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Kristen Stewart did the photo thing on May 31, 2010, in Sydney, Australia, as part of a question and answer session about "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which opens Down Under July 1.

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