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Here’s Why People are Confused About Kristen Stewart Coming Out as Gay

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Everyone may be fixating over the Super Bowl at the moment — that comeback! Lady Gaga‘s Half-Time performance! Gisele Bundchen‘s cheering! — but we still can’t get over what went down the day before: Kristen Stewart‘s takeover of Saturday Night Live. The 26-year-old actress, who’s tapped to star in Personal Shopper, in theaters March 10, hosted the late-night television show… for the first.time.ever! Needless to say, Krisbians LOVED it.

HOWEVER, there was one particular section of her SNL monologue that’s left many on the Internet a bit confused. And, no, it’s not the fact that she said the F-word on live TV — that’s exactly what you’d expect from KStew. No no, it was actually this specific statement: “The President is not a huge fan of me but that is so okay. But Donald [Trump], if you didn’t like me, then you’re probably really not going to like me now because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”

For those of you who don’t know, Kris is referring to Trump’s fascination over her 2012 cheating scandal; the one in which she and her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, both committed acts of infidelity (Kristen on then-boyfriend Robert Pattinson; Rupert on then-wife Liberty Ross).

“I don’t think Donald Trump hated me,” she continued. “I think he was in love with my boyfriend.”

But we digress. The actual confusion was over the last portion of the aforementioned chunk of text: “I’m, like, so gay, dude.”

In Elle magazine’s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue last year, Kristen, who was the cover star at the time, said of her sexuality, “I’m not ashamed, and I’m not confused. Things have changed. And not just with me — we’re really allowed to encourage this new acceptance to develop and be awesome.”

“When I was dating a guy, I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it,” she revealed in a separate interview with Elle UK. “We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl.'”

Many took those statements, and other similar comments from the actress, to mean that she’s bisexual. So when she uttered the words, “I’m, like, so gay,” those same people were bewildered. To be clear, though, because she defined herself as gay doesn’t mean she’s not into members of the opposite sex (though, that could also be what she means as well); that simply was the word she chose to define herself at that given moment. Either way, it’s Kristen’s life, and she’s free to love whomever she chooses.
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Kristen Stewart’s far from the first celebrity to curse on live television. These stars did, too:

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