Actress Kristen Stewart made controversial political comments about her latest movie "Camp X-Ray" in an interview with The Daily Beast, claiming that Guantanamo Bay prisoners are misunderstood and that joining the United States Armed Forces is the job of a simpleton.
Director Peter Sattler's latest film portrays Stewart as a "simple" female soldier who forges an unlikely friendship with a Guantanamo Bay detainee after she is ordered to post as a prison guard at the detention center in Cuba post 9/11.
Marlow Stern, who conducted the interview for The Daily Beast, managed to ask questions which led Stewart to slam the American military while supporting terrorists for simply being "misunderstood."
Stewart's character, Amy Cole, enlists in the military as an act of patriotism after the 9/11 attacks. But after living among Guantanamo Bay terrorists and witnessing the apparent cruelty that surrounds their daily lives, she starts questioning her role and duty in the U.S. military.
"All she wants to think is 'They did 9/11, they're bad, f*ck that, I'm going to do my job and I'm going to do it well,' But then she gets down there and just can't accept it; she can't conform to that," she said.
Analyzing Cole's character, she believes the standards of intelligence and reasoning for joining the armed forces is quite weak.
"She's simple, not very smart, and really socially inadequate-but a good person. So, if you can sign up, put a uniform on, and erase yourself, you don't have to consider yourself anymore," she said.
Specifically, she claims that judging the detainees at Guantanamo Bay is reportedly "f*cking evil" and "crazy," since they are human beings, too.
"As Americans, we should absolutely aspire to more than that. If you label something 'bad,' people will justify the most terrible things. Just because you're following a greater whole, suddenly you take the individual out of it and no one bears responsibility for anything."
"It's a ridiculous idea for you to think that you know anything for sure in life-other than to take care of your fellow people. Where the f*ck do you get off thinking otherwise? These two people couldn't be from more different worlds and perspectives, and probably disagree fundamentally on most things, but there's a through-line for all of us-and that's what people forget, and that's what makes people capable of doing terrible things to each other. What makes you different from any other person that walks the earth?" she stated.
Although Sattler has stated that he wanted "Camp X-Ray" to be apolitical in nature, Stewart admits to have conducted a thorough investigation into the detention center since it wasn't relevant in the news, which she reportedly doesn't watch, Breitbart reported.
"I don't want to talk about that sh*t at all. Trust me, I'm only asking for it. When it comes time to stand up and affect change, I'm not the type of person to shout from the rooftops. Just because you're an actor and in the public eye, people think that's how you must be. But there are other ways to do that. That's not me," she said.