Emma Watson was interviewed in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine.

Emma Watson was interviewed in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine.

Emma Watson, despite some reports, isn’t defending Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal in the new Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine. To the contrary, she calls it a mistake. But she thinks the tabloids picked on her unmercifully.

Stewart, 22, caused an uproar last summer when she was photographed in the arms of “Snow White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders.

She apologized for cheating to her boyfriend of four years, Robert Pattinson, after the photos were published. They’ve since gotten back together, but their fans remain sharply divided and the media, well, it’s had a field day.

Emma Watson Sizzles in Vanity Fair Italia

But reports that Watson isn’t critical of Stewart or “has her back” are slightly exaggerated. Watson really said that Stewart’s affair was a mistake, but doesn’t warrant the extreme level of publicity it received. She thinks personal lives should be out of bounds.

“Everyone makes mistakes, everyone. It’s not fair to consider them matters of public interest,” she told the magazine, according to a widely accepted translation.

“On one hand, I can understand why it happened: people felt really involved in her relationship with Robert Pattinson,” she explained. “But it’s also true that they both have done everything in their power to keep their relationship as far from the public eye as possible.”

“I thought that the media picked on her in a very horrible way. Kristen is human, just like everybody else, and she’s so young.”

But Emma misses the point when she tries to explain that Stewart was criticized because she is rich and famous.

“Those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect: Nothing can go wrong in your wonderful world,” she said.

“For these people, Kristen deserves all the bad things that have been thrown at her because she had an amazing life and she ruined it,” she added.

It’s understandable how Watson could have that view since it’s from the perspective of someone who is rich and famous and subject to media scrutiny themselves.

But the truth of the matter is Stewart was lambasted in the media as much for her hypocrisy as for infidelity. In the end, she became victim of her own media hype.

For four years, they allowed the media to portray them as the “perfect couple,” and like their “Twilight” characters, the epitome of “true love.”

The image may have helped sell “Twilight” movie tickets, but when they turned out to be as dysfunctional as any other Hollywood couple, it bit them in the ass.

There’s an old saying in journalism: “Dog bites man, not news; Man bites dog, news.” What kind of story do you think this was?

Let us know your thoughts, check out Emma’s stunning photos, and follow TheImproper on Twitter for Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart updates you can trust.

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