Despite her Saturday Night Live monologue from earlier this year where she jokingly and hyperbolically stated she’s "so gay," Kristen Stewart has been pretty candid and clear regarding her bisexuality. She has been a big advocate for bi+ individuals, and in multiple interviews in 2017, she's openly discussed her bisexuality, even telling The Guardian, "You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite."
But as the media loves to, they blatantly erased her bisexuality. That’s why it was considered "breaking news" that Kristen (who has been linked to relationships with women for the past few years) mentioned she was "open to dating men again."
— BreakingNews.ie (@breakingnewsie) August 2, 2017
Bi Twitter had a field day with this, noting how stupid the absolute "shock" that a bisexual person said she’s open to dating another gender is.
those mysterious bisexuals and their openness to dating multiple genders ! https://t.co/OKmfPMSDvT
— shit face (@pipsuxx) August 3, 2017
Just because you don't date multiple genders for a hot sec, doesn't mean you're suddenly not bisexual. https://t.co/HdeaBAAhME
— Zachary Zane (@ZacharyZane_) August 3, 2017
breaking news: bisexual woman discusses being bisexual https://t.co/rV9zcMndJ9
— Rachel Whitehurst (@RachLWhitehurst) August 3, 2017
Do you know what bisexual means?
— The Fires Of Helen (@HelenDamnationX) August 3, 2017
Bisexual people don't exist apparently so I guess the B in LGBT stands for burgers
— check the pinned (@youaremysunwoo) August 3, 2017
So a bisexual is continuing to be bisexual. pic.twitter.com/Dlc4tFx30W
— Deadly_Nightshade (@Muse_of_Books) August 3, 2017
— deadest Frodo (@Samwastherealhe) August 3, 2017
Wait...a bisexual being liking more than one gender?! What a novel concept... pic.twitter.com/qEH2JwlvZF
— Grace Dawson (@totallyshy68) August 3, 2017
So just in case you needed another example of bi-erasure in the media, here ya have it.