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The story behind Kristen Stewart’s Oscars limp

Kristen Stewart looked disheveled and unenthusiastic in her brief Oscar appearance — in other words, nothing her critics don’t expect from her already. But the Twilight actress also appeared on the red carpet with crutches in tow and limped on stage to announce her award with Daniel Radcliffe.

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So why the wobble? Stewart injured her foot walking on glass, according to the AP.

“I know, I’m an idiot,” she told Anne Hathaway backstage before hobbling out without her crutches.

On Twitter, Stewart’s many critics were only too glad to agree.

READ: A full recap of the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony

Caitlin Dewey is The Post’s digital culture critic. Follow her on Twitter @caitlindewey or subscribe to her daily newsletter on all things Internet. (



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