Conservatives spiral over Kristen Stewart in a jockstrap as liberals ruthlessly mock their fragility

Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of the movie "Seberg" during the 76th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2019 in Venice, Italy.
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The latest Rolling Stone cover has sent right-wingers into a tailspin for displaying a topless Kristen Stewart wearing nothing but a leather vest and a jockstrap.

Stewart told the publication she wanted the shoot to be the “gayest f**king thing you’ve ever seen in your life,” which prompted conservatives across the Internet to claim the actress as a “victim” of Hollywood progressives and queer ideology.

Far-right anti-LGBTQ+ activist Christopher Rufo posted that being queer “is an ideology, not a sexuality” and “appears to make people miserable.”

Anti-trans activist Oli London claimed Rolling Stone “dressed the actress up as a man,” a post to which hate influencer Chaya Raichik responded with one word: “Disgusting.”

Malaysian right-wing influencer Ian Miles Cheong also declared, “Hollywood ruined her.”

Others said Stewart’s looks have gone downhill and that she must be a trans man because she is dressing more butch.

But LGBTQ+ folks are not taking the hate lying down. In addition to posting a seemingly infinite number of comments lusting after Stewart’s look, many on social media are informing cisgender straight men that Stewart’s look was not designed to appeal to them. Users on X have also called out the hypocrisy of trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs), who claim they are fighting for women’s autonomy yet are freaking out about how Stewart chose to dress.

Even Rolling Stone itself joined in on the mocking, publishing an article about the right-wing fury and positing that “conservatives’ newfound fear of Stewart as a harbinger of apocalyptic gender fluidity makes about as much sense as Trump’s unnerving interest in her dating life more than a decade ago — or, for that matter, the right-wing conspiracy theories positing Taylor Swift as the key player in an NFL playoff season scripted to help reelect President [Joe] Biden.”

“But, if nothing else,” the article continued, “raging that a famous lesbian has graced the pages of a publication you already hate for being part of the ‘liberal media’ is one way to get through a lonely Valentine’s Day.”

Others had just as much fun watching the right-wing mental breakdown.

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