Call us old fashioned, but we expect people to show their elders some respect — especially when the elder in question is Chanel couturier and hardest-working man in fashion Karl Lagerfeld. We don’t know who raised Kristen Stewart, but whoever they are clearly failed to teach her that very important and valuable lesson.
We know this because of a paparazzi photo making its way around the Internet of Stewart, whom you may have seen in the Twilight movies, flipping the bird less than a foot away from the Kaiser’s face. From the placement of things, it doesn’t look like she’s actually telling Lagerfeld himself to fuck off, but that’s not the point. The point is that there exists in this world a 21 year old who thinks it’s an OK thing to conjure the international “Fuck You” sign in the presence of someone who is not only almost four times her age, but also the genius who’s photographing her for an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. And that’s just wrong.
And we would say the same of any young person who dared to play middle C in front of someone (anyone) who was so clearly deserving of more respect. Seriously, people. Comport yourselves. We don’t care if you really want to piss off someone you see across the room, as Stewart appears to have done. We don’t care if you’re madder than you’ve been in a decade. Raising the one-fingered salute in front of anyone you regard with even a modicum of respect shows a cavalier lack of deportment, and it’s really nothing more than a telegraph to the world that you just have no home training whatsoever. It’s not funny. And it’s not cute.
Don’t be like Kristen. Put a stop to this childish behavior today.
[Photo via Hollywood Life]