Jodie Foster, who knows a thing or two about media scrutiny, has come out in a fierce defence of Kristen Stewart and attacked the media for the amount of attention they've been giving to both her and her now ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson over the affair the former had with director Rupert Sanders. It's been widely reported that Stewart is annoyed at taking the brunt of the blame whilst Sanders has been left largely alone, and Foster has risen to defend her former co-star.
"We've all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. 'Kristen Stewart Caught.' We've all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. 'Kris and Rob a couple?'..... But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process," she wrote for the Daily Beast. Foster added that the levels of media scrutiny these days were far too much and that if it had been similar when she started in the business she'd never have got into it. "I would quit before I started" she wrote. "If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don't think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety."
Foster also had a message for young stars just starting out in the game, addressing them "Don't lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and-finally-the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don't let them take that away from you."