OK, maybe not really. But after taking a look at some of the Twilight fans’ response to her public admission that she cheated on Robert Pattinson, we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that Kristen take some serious precautions. (If you’re not yet up to speed on the second biggest breakup of the year you can read all of the details on Kristen’s apology HERE).
They call themselves the Twihards. That is, Twilight Die Hards. They are fans of the movie franchise Twilight and they take the term ‘fan’ to a whole new level of obsessed. And they are reacting to the news that Bella cheated on Edward like….well…..watch this.
A homemade video called “HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO KRISTEN?”
And in more evidence that the fans of “Robstan” (Like TomKat or Brangelinda – this is the widely used combined singular name for Kirsten and Rob) are more than a little bit loony, check this out.
They are creating these graphics in their thousands, they’re all over the internet. This is supposed ‘proof’ that the affair NEVER EVEN HAPPENED. That’s right, it was ALL AN ILLUSION.
Here, fans show you how all of the images could have been made in Photoshop. Even though she made a public admission. We’d like to suggest that maybe it’s time for these fans to find a hobby…
From the Twihards
But here’s the thing: Kristen didn’t commit armed robbery, she didn’t murder any cute puppies or teacup pigs, she didn’t talk shit about Ryan Gosling (heaven forbid!) The girl isn’t a criminal – she’s a 22 year old who cheated on her boyfriend.
This from Jezebel:
Kristen Stewart is 22, a very young adult. Find me one person who didn’t screw up, in ways large or small, a relationship at that age. And Robert Pattinson is just her boyfriend, as in they aren’t married. I am no Kristen Stewart fan — the polar opposite, in fact — but I almost feel bad for her that she has to go through that sort of awful “teachable moment” so publicly (even if what she did was exceptionally stupid, even if I believe playing the tabloid game is now part of a celebrity’s job, even if I acknowledge being complicit in that game).
Moreover, Stewart exists in a very permissive Hollywood bubble where celebrities can generally behave however they please, and she didn’t violate the sanctity of some social/legal contract. Nor was she involved in any criminal acts (as far as we know, anyhow, but there could’ve been some hot Bonnie and Clyde role playing); adultery isn’t illegal in California. And who the hell knows the state of her relationship? That press release is boilerplate. According to the tabloids — which are positively renowned for their accurate insight into the private lives of the rich and famous — Rob was cheating, they were ready to build a happy family, they totally broke up, they’re planning the wedding of the year, and god only knows what else.
None of this makes Stewart’s behavior even remotely excusable because it’s not, not even if the relationship is on the rocks or he’s the world’s most popular vampire. Say it with me: Cheating is wrong! Kristen Stewart Did a Bad Thing. She acted like a crappy person. But she did it to her boyfriend, and she’s young, and chances are she’s learned her lesson. Assuming Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship was in an otherwise happy place full of hearts doodled on notebooks, she certainly does owe him an apology. She doesn’t, however, owe him — or any of us — a press release. Stupid girl did something stupid. The end.
Kristen and Rob
You can read more about Kristen and Robert’s split over at iVillage.
What stupid things did you do when you were young?