As this award proved, Canadians love their gossip - and their scandals. And with that, Kristen Stewart's amorous afflictions overtook the Penn State sex abuse travesty to be named the Ultimate Scandal.
When US Weekly published photos of "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart having an affair with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, the fans, known as "TwiHards," were shocked and dismayed.
Stewart had been dating her "Twilight" co-star, Robert Pattinson, for three years (although neither of them officially confirmed their status) when photos of her and Sanders locked in a passionate embrace were released.
One Yahoo! reader aptly summarized why the Stewart story was such a big deal.
"The thing with the Kristen Stewart deal isn't so much about the photos. I think what was more shocking and scandalous were how people reacted to it. the vote should be about the reaction, not her actions. How she got death threats. How even the mainstream media got involved in shaming her. In the thick of it I was constantly thinking 'what is wrong with people?' It makes sense people should be outraged at Sandusky. But even he didn't get the hell Kristen did. How does society explain that? How the media and people reacted to Kristen did not make sense. I did not expect in this day to see a woman crucified so publicly, that it was even discussed with guests on late night talk shows (eg. Will Ferrell calling her a "trampire" on Leno)." - "Realitynow"