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Variety issues apology for 'mislabled' Kristen Stewart video linking actress to #OscarsSoWhite comments

Variety magazine has issued an apology after it "erroneously labeled" a video interview with Twilight star Kirsten Stewart with a headline implying she had given her take on the lack of racial diversity in Hollywood.

The article, initially titled 'Kristen Stewart on Diversity in Hollywood: Do Something Instead of Complaining' contained a clip in which Stewart said: “Instead of sitting around complaining about that, do something. Go write something, go do something for yourself.

“And that’s easy to say. Fuck, it’s hard to get movies made. It’s a huge luxury, like who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now and it’s boring.”

The piece courted controversy on Twitter, prompting media outlets and users to criticise the actress, for seemingly getting involved in the #OscarsSoWhite furore – which has seen the Academy Award judging panel condemned over the lack of racial diversity in this year's nominations.

The magazine has since issued a correction and published a longer version of the tape, which shows that Stewart was in fact responding to a question about the lack of opportunity for female actors and directors in the industry.

"Comments made in a videotaped interview Monday with actress Kristen Stewart about gender equality in Hollywood at the Sundance Film Festival were erroneously labeled on Variety.com in a way that suggested she was addressing issues pertaining to diversity," said the publisher.

"Variety regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion."

The interview with Stewart was filmed at the Sundance film festival where she was promoting her new movie Certain Women.

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