Stephen Colbert Challenges CBS by Displaying Stewart's Magazine Cover

Stewart's Bold Look Ignites Discussions Across Media Platforms.

by Nouman Rasool
Stephen Colbert Challenges CBS by Displaying Stewart's Magazine Cover
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Kristen Stewart recently made headlines with her bold appearance on a Rolling Stone cover, sparking widespread conversation and a bit of controversy. The acclaimed actress, known for her role in the film "Love Lies Bleeding," graced "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to delve into the discourse surrounding the provocative magazine feature.

During her appearance, Colbert addressed the buzz the cover has generated online, disclosing that CBS had advised against showcasing it on air. "I think it’s a perfectly lovely cover," Colbert assured Stewart, expressing his bewilderment at the network's decision.

The cover in question presents Stewart in a daring pose, donning a leather vest without a bra and positioning her hand in a jockstrap, a choice that has not only turned heads but also ignited discussions on social media platforms.

Cover Sparks Debate

The audience's enthusiastic response to the cover prompted Colbert to compliment Stewart, jesting, "You look better in a jockstrap than I ever did." However, the CBS host didn't shy away from acknowledging the cover's polarizing reception, citing a critical post from X (formerly Twitter) that accused Rolling Stone of manipulating Stewart's image to propagate gender ideology.

Stewart, unfazed by the criticism, sarcastically dismissed the fearmongering, highlighting the double standards and societal discomfort surrounding the explicit acknowledgment of female se-------. "I think it’s a little ironic because I’ve seen a lot of male pubic hair on the cover of things; I’ve seen a lot of hands in pants," Stewart remarked, challenging the backlash by pointing out the se---- and homophobia embedded in the critique.

The discussion took a deeper dive into the underlying issues with Colbert suggesting that Stewart's cover might disrupt traditional expectations of female se-------. Stewart's poignant response underscored the restrictive norms surrounding women's desires, provocatively stating, "female se------- isn’t supposed actually want anything but to be had." Her unapologetic stance resonates as a powerful message against the constraints placed on female expression and autonomy, encapsulating the ongoing struggle for gender equality and se--- freedom in today’s society.