A curious & natural writer, communicator & referee, Catherine is adept at simplifying & explaining some puzzling life conundrums.
Why this article exists: we need to start caring as much for hearts & minds as we do physical bodies.
- Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls
While other causes of death are declining, suicide keeps climbing. Young girls have experienced a TRIPLE percent increase from 2007 to 2014 (prime Twilight Fangirl tabloid bullying years).
“…I was able to work for years [five, a couple of them very personal] on something that took so much out of all of us… And, you know, umm - Did not leave us empty; replaced every bit that it took…”
Kristen Stewart – looking back on her Twilight years. E! Online, Camp X-Ray Premier Interview, 10/7/13.
Video is on YouTube.
This article debunks the fake 'cheating' photos with three realistic reasons for them to have been manipulated. It debunks 'robsten's' romantic relationship as a showmance. It debunks the second trial separation breakup rumors; and reveals the truth behind Hollywood's misogynistic smears against Twilight's young (and young-at-heart) female fans for profits - via prolonged, intentional lying and emotionally-harsh bullying.
8/2012 - one month after the 'cheating' scandal began - email excerpt: “Thank you for writing that wonderful blog.. it was heaven sent.. …Please someone tell him. He just texted me and said he told my mom.. and for me to get some help.. and bye.. please tell him… Everyone is doing this and it’s killing me.. but everyone acts like they don’t know what I’m talking about.. I don’t think I’ve ever needed anything so bad in all my life than for someone to tell him.. I know they are trying to drive me crazy.. and it’s starting to work.. thanks again, was truly a blessing I needed to read very much so.”
Update 7/15 - Jules Stewart, Kristen Stewart's mom was recently quoted as saying this: "They were a great couple, but she's 25 years old and I'd like to see her have a lot more life experience before she chooses someone to settle down with. I'm very sad that Kristen and Robert didn't have a chance to be alone together, they had to have the whole world with them and all the public stuff ruined everything, life became overwhelming."
While that quote is in question as to whether or not she actually said that - among other things; if it is true... then this entire article is dead-on surrounding the 'cheating' scandal.
Whether you are a fan or anti-fan of either Kristen Stewart and/or Robert Pattinson; both types of fans have every right to be very angry about how Hollywood has been targeting them and their beloved celebrities. It may very well be the only thing that some of us can agree on.
Please Note: This robsten timeline reports from the beginning of the 'cheating' scandal in July 2012 until after their apparent break-up, August 2013. This previous stuff is still very important; but this is getting long.
Here is the rest of the scandal as it continues with FKA Twigs.
There is actually one more extensive smear within the two articles that I could have inserted - but I think most fans who were following Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart during the 2013 holiday season remember - all the 'reuniting' lies that were being flung around after the paparazzi caught them driving down a road in LA together in October. Those 'caught' photos set the foundation for at least three to four months worth of cruel tabloid fodder.
And of course, during the months leading up to that time... Robert Pattinson was supposedly sleeping with pretty much every up-and-coming starlet that he was seen next to at a party; and Kristen Stewart's leading men (including the up-and-coming ones) were all under her seductive spell.
What many fans don't realize, is that tabloids often USE Robert Pattinson (along with FKA Twigs, now - and Kristen's many anti-fans) in order to stir up misogyny against their will. Robert certainly isn't perpetuating these lies (nor do his fans want them), as he is often accused of doing. He gets absolutely nothing out of it aside from the kind of publicity that leaves a bad impression of both him and Kristen.
This is a good example of tabloids doing this: ROBERT PATTINSON ‘Truly, Deeply, Madly’ IN LOVE With FKA Twigs and not Kristen Stewart? (4/28/16, Movie News Guide)
They have both tried to 'play the game' and have given up. Fans are seeing them talk with a lot more candid honesty in interviews with 'better tabloids' and entertainment magazines. Neither Kristen nor Robert are giving out nearly as much fluff as they used to. That is what you call 'being a professional'. :)
Why don't Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson just say something to correct people's perspectives about these scandals and/or their private lives, in general? So many reasons, not the least of which - it never works. Everything they say gets twisted around by gossip tabloids to mean what they want their words to mean.
But even more frustrating, is that the most underhanded tabloids are TRYING to 'make them say something'. (Robert's Rover Smear is an amazing example of them doing exactly that.) Because if they can get them to correct what they are saying about them - that's more 'real' fodder for them to twist and twirl around in whatever ways they can sensationalize their words to make the most money.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson should be getting paid royalties as 'reality stars' for every single misogynistic rumor-lie that greedy tabloids use their names in - against their millions of fans of all ages, both those who virtually love them and virtually hate them. ;)
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Started the 'Breaking Up for Now' Rumors in May 2013
They both seemed to start working on their separate paths after that original article came out - especially Kristen with the way she was allowing herself to be seen laughing & smiling for the papz with friends for a few days.
This image captured by the paparazzi (above) is Kristen Stewart's Mom with her in a wig. Yeah, it looks like they are doing this on purpose.
Kristen seemed to stop 'being so accommodating' for them, shortly after that - she started flipping them off, on May 24th.
Remember what the tabloids were saying when she did that? They were carrying on with this 'Robert catching her with a text from Rupert' crap that started on May 22nd. Then shortly after that Robert had his big Hollywood party without her... And now Kristen has her own puppy, Cole. And yes, Kristen also seems to have custody of her and Robert's dogs now, Bear & Bernie.
Kristen & Robert are obviously still on speaking terms (Robert has told fans that he still has contact with her) and still at least semi-BFF's. They probably will always be at least that to each other, if not more - no matter what the tabloids are saying about them.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have too much of an 'in the trenches' bond for that not to have happened. Just remember, sometimes Prince Charming comes back... but usually only after you've let him go and moved on with your own life; and IF he was really YOUR Prince Charming. ;)
- Kristen Stewart's Cheating Scandal One Year Later: Timeline of Events - Us Weekly
Take a look back at a timeline of events one year after Kristen Stewart was caught cheating on Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders
Original Article Beginning: Twihards of all ages were terribly stung by paparazzi and gossip magazines in July 2012, when they underhandedly stalked Kristen Stewart in a blatantly mean (although somehow legal) invasion of her privacy; then senselessly published those 'cheating' photos to the world - because for some strange reason, people don't care about the feelings and fascinations of adolescent girls whom you know love their obsessions almost completely unbridled!
Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds in the United States?
This emotionally harsh PR assault on the quality-of-life for young and young-at-heart Twilight Fans happened despite these rising, shocking statistics in suicide rates; along with other emotionally volatile things kids have to deal with every day - like bullying, child abuse and high-school, in general.
Celebrities do not deserve to lose their most basic Constitutional Rights - like the rights to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS just because their fans love them!
- Kristen Stewart and the New World of Internet Hatred | Celebrity News | Hollywood.com
Is she really a 'Trampire'?
These things are FAR MORE constitutionally-imperative than the excuse of 'Freedom of Speech' that gossip magazines & paparazzi use to abuse both celebrities and their fans within their well-protected Industry of Celebrity Mistreatment.
The way those cheating photos of Kristen with Rupert were captured was a completely senseless and blatantly mean-spirited invasion of their basic privacy rights and freedoms JUST to make money off of the TEARS of Twilight Fans many of whom they knew were overly-obsessed with both her and Robert.
Hollywood's gossip magazines and paparazzi KNEW they were going to be causing an OVER-commotion amongst her beloved fans when they did this. It is the reason why they did it, it has worked like a charm, and CONTINUES to work like a charm.
This is a link to a FameFlyNet Pictures interview bragging about how they stalked and followed Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders through town to Los Angeles' Pacific View Trail. "Unbeknown to the pair", they were followed by four 'professional' Hollywood Paparazzi.
And haven't Hollywood's gossip magazines & tabloids had a hayday making money by manipulating the HEARTS of overly-obsessed TwiFangirls, since?
You shouldn't BE SO PROUD of yourselves, FameFlyNet - now infamous for victoriously capturing Kristen's photos. You could all just as well be throwing back beer bongs and indulging in a Caligula orgy while mounting her head on your trophy wall.
I bet you have one of those... You made young girls CRY and you didn't write ONE DAMN GOOD SONG LYRIC to do it! I am not impressed.
- Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle - The Daily Beast
Hurtful headlines. Prurient paparazzi. Fickle fans. Enough already! Jodie Foster defends a kid actor’s right to be a kid.
'Robsten Wasn't Real' Staged Stunt & Fake Photo Conspiracy Theories
On top of Hollywood's non-stop harassment, conspiracy theories abound surrounding the original cheating photos as being a 'staged PR stunt' that includes 'fake photos' to compound the situation.
There are so many 'fake photo' and 'Hollywood lies' websites out there - and admittedly, many of them have captured what the paparazzi & tabloids have been doing pretty accurately.
But, Kristen Stewart's 'momentary indiscretion' has been defended by members of her family, friends, peers and even Robert as 'her mistake' since it happened (you'll see more links for those interviews, below). Plus, Kristen has talked about it in interviews, herself. Do you remember what people close to Kristen were saying about her when the scandal began?
Example of Websites That Support 'Staged Stunt' Conspiracy Theories
- Justice For Kristen | Stop the Bullying!
Currently contends that Robert Pattinson is/has essentially been 'doing this to Kristen' and/or that they both put on this show for publicity purposes. One of the Founders of this site is a retired Prosecuting Attorney, adding validity for many fans.
- The Sun Is Setting On This Relationship | BLIND GOSSIP
Contends that the 'robsten' relationship was assembled in a publicity office.
Yes, isn't it OBVIOUS that the Twilight Fanbase is being jerked around still, but WHY?!! And why/how did this mess get started?
Many Twilight Fans simply don't know what to believe anymore, and have become frustrated with things like these 'robsten wasn't real' websites, and by the seemingly never-ending string of Kristen and Robert gossip stories that jerk them around by their heartstrings.
The bottom line is... It DOES NOT MATTER whether or not those photos were staged or manipulated. The results are the same, whether this was all put on by professional Hollyjerks or not. The Twilight Fanbase has been incessantly attacked in their obsessions and USED for huge Hollywood profits in the name of FREEDOM of SPEECH.
I have often wondered if Hollywood itself isn't behind some of these 'fake' or 'lies' sites about this, as well as many of the comments on the boards - to instigate arguments. They are good diversions, they stir the pot more, and they are persistent in their messages despite reason & logic. Many of them sound like a tabloid, themselves.
"They took all of my heat, which I feel bad about. If they had the choice, I’ve no idea if they’d even do Twilight again. I just don’t know. I think this has all come at a heavy price." Stephenie Meyer, 2013 Interview, The Times Magazine
The Original Cheating Scandal was Real Even if the Images were Manipulated
This DOES NOT sound like someone who is helping to put on this silly circus for us for so long. And, her movies are done - why don't these PR assaults stop?
If we believe Stephenie Meyer is a good person and has a higher moral standard... Do you really think that she would participate in such an underhanded prank on her fans? She was an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the last two movies! (Yeah, even someone who feels about her writing as I do can appreciate the FACT that she is probably not this cruel.)
No, Summit - nor anyone else did this to draw attention to themselves. TWILIGHT doesn't NEED this kind of publicity to draw attention to it - and neither did Kristen Stewart nor Robert Pattinson.
It's JUST LIKE STAR TREK... You put that name on a movie, and everyone who loves Star Trek will come out and see it NO MATTER WHAT. Twilight has that same kind of pull. (Yes, you can consider that to be a compliment - I'm a HUGE TOS Star Trek Fan aside from being a somewhat unwilling Twihard.)
For those of you who are so sure that those photos were purposefully manipulated in order to START this scandal - you're flat-out WRONG about that. Those photos were real EVEN IF they were manipulated. The paparazzi have been hounding both Kristen & Robert since DAY ONE of them both being cast in these movies.
Oh, I KNOW... THAT is the VERY REASON why so many of you are SO SURE that this entire situation was staged - because Kristen would not have POSSIBLY allowed herself to get caught like this. She KNOWS she's always followed by the paparazzi...
1) How many times have you heard either one of them mention in interviews about being irritated with people TWITTERING their location - and then they get hounded. Kristen may have taken a risk that didn't work out.
Comment Quote About This Missing Pic
"...with the SWATH sequel. Especially given that the "original" set of pics had her showing up to meet him with a stack of papers in her hand it makes sense that he could have used that as a reason to meet with her. If she was feeling uneasy about meeting with him, though, SHE may have wanted to meet in at least a semi-public place, rather than in a conference room somewhere (haven't we as women ALL used that tactic: meet with someone in public to discourage anything untoward going on?)..." Sorry, I don't have anymore free links available in here - click on any link into my blog, you'll find it in the intro.
2) She PROBABLY didn't go to that meeting with Rupert with the INTENTION of getting into a make-out session with him. (She was carrying papers as she was getting out of her car in a few of those photos - WHY? I don't know what happened to those pics, but there were a bunch of extra ones that came out, and NOW those pics in particular are gone - DOUBLE WHY?!! I know some others of you saw them - we've TALKED about that image in particular. I actually HAVE a link to a conversation about this on my blog.)
This is suspicious. It is possible that some of the pics that actually tell the real story weren't even published. And if they saw us starting to talk about 'that one' that might have 'turned' things for us - they may have removed it because it DOES put a kink in their FAKE story!!
I mean, if we all actually thought that Kristen was fending Rupert off - instead of them being in a long-term HOT affair, they wouldn't have been able to carry on with their ugly 'cheating' stories like they have.
And really... the paparazzi wouldn't go out of their way to manipulate ALL of their photos to make it look like Kristen was having so much fun!
If there really were FOUR paparazzi on their tails - there would be a WHOLE HELL OF A lot more 'original pics' about that incident that just 50ish. Remember how they take pics? Click click click click click click click is what you hear out of those cameras. If anyone has a copy of one of them (I think there were a couple of them), PLEASE send it to me?
It looked to ME like she was 'trying to keep things outside' - so many of us have been in that situation, just trying to keep things outside. After all, they DIDN'T go to a hotel - the situation ended and she dropped him off somewhere.
Have You Seen This Image?
Video by Another Fan Who Has Seen a Different 'Cheating' Story by Re-arranging the Images
It is HIGHLY unlikely that Kristen and/or Robert allowed their lives to be staged like this.
1) The entire situation is PERFECTLY PLAUSIBLE - Rupert Sanders had been photographed with Kristen in previous, seemingly-questionable circumstances. AND young girl, older handsome boss - yeah, TOTAL cliché and BELIEVABLE.
We SAW images of Kristen & Rupert together BEFORE the scandal (along with the rest of the cast - including Liberty Ross) in a diner apparently-engaged in a flirty conversation. That's how these things start... IN PUBLIC and often in front of an unsuspecting wife (because she TRUSTS you) amid what looks like a HARMLESS, flirty little exchange.
EVERYONE could see that they had a 'flirty' relationship going at the time; but everyone thought it was HARMLESS - including Liberty Ross and probably Kristen Stewart, too. I mean, HOW WOULD SHE KNOW that he was trying to seduce her when everyone else around her was approving of his actions?
2) It doesn't sound like EITHER Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson to put on a publicity show like this - NEITHER one has ever seemed to care much about the spotlight and in fact, do EVERYTHING they can to shy away from it.
Imagine that I'm right, let's play a game of 'Let's Pretend' for a moment...
Putting aside the fact that it's BROAD DAYLIGHT; Kristen isn't exactly dressed to seduce in these photos; AND she doesn't exactly look like she's very 'into' these naughty snuggles...
I'm Kristen Stewart, and I'm going to meet up with Rupert Sanders to discuss the Snow While sequel (for whatever reason). Oh sure, we've had a few little flirty conversations here and there - but, it's HARMLESS, right?!
He's married, I've got my happy thing going, and I'm PROBABLY a whole lot more excited about getting this movie started than I am about getting it on with this flirty, married dude.
Things probably start out Okay... He flirts with me, I flirt back with him - perfectly normal. But THEN, he starts to get pushy...
But, he's my boss and I don't quite know how to push him away - after all, isn't this as much my fault as it is his since *I* have been flirty back at him? He manages to pressure me into a kiss. (ISH!!)
I eventually manage to squirm my way back into the drivers seat and drop him off - probably RELIEVED that the situation is over; and now I'm probably emotionally-conflicted and wondering how I'm going to deal with this jerk in the future while making another film with him.
Does any of that make sense? Any blame at all for Rupert now, Ladies?
This is what you call, 'a momentary indiscretion' AND it is a pretty damn good reason to reunite with someone so soon after it happened.
This is actually a really good example of a mild form of 'romantic rape' (or sometimes a situation like this can be a preliminary to one) - which is why us girls often insist on 'keeping things outside'. Not just to keep outselves from 'being tempted'; but so that we are less likely to get into a struggle with someone we don't entirely trust for whatever reason.
I'm making this point, because many fans who have read my article about how twilight accidentally-inspired fanfiction blockbuster, Fifty Shades of Grey - do not understand what I mean by 'romantic rape' when I talk about it in there. Maybe it makes a little more sense, now.
Why Might the Cheating Photos Have Been Manipulated?
Tabloids don't make up scandals from scratch - there is ALWAYS a 'rumor-foundation' (even if it has only a slight connection) that they do not have to make up. That is how they get away with lying to their audiences.
IF those photos WERE manipulated, it was probably for one of three reasons:
1) To instigate this 'secondary' storyline about the possibility of those photos being 'faked' - because a 'just cheating' scandal might not have been enough for the papz. The very FIRST THING ANY OVERLY-OBSESSED Twihard it going to do is go over those photos with a fine-tooth comb to MAKE SURE they were not tampered with. And LOOK at what a diversion AND division it has caused amongst Twihards. I mean, they didn't want to make it seem like THEY were doing anything wrong at all; and getting caught 'cheating' is a bigger moneymaker.
2) They may have been manipulated in order to manipulate THE TWILIGHT FANBASE easier. They may have 'toned them down' to show that Kristen WAS being bad, while not showing it 'as bad' as it could have been shown - so that WE would be more easily manipulated to still go out and watch BDp2 when it came out in theaters. It might have been more difficult for Twilight Fans to forgive Kristen if they saw what actually happened - but EVERYONE in Hollywood WANTED Twilight: BDp2 to make LOADS of money, because it will spill over EVERYWHERE.
3) They COULD have been made to make things look WORSE in order to drive obsessed Twilight Fans as crazy as possible - sort of depends on who did it and their intentions behind it.
Questioning Kristen Stewart's Original Public Apology
This is the story that more coincides with Kristen's original public apology that 'sounded' like it came from her. While there has been much controversy surrounding the validity of it - we don't know who 'the source' was for that apology to People Magazine.
EVEN IF it was from 'a source' - that source COULD have been someone from Kristen's camp. ANY Hollywood publicist would have advised her to come clean and apologize 'up front'.
So she did... BUT, she decided to WRITE IT HERSELF IN HER OWN WORDS because she probably knew that Robert wouldn't listen to a 'generic apology' from a publicist.
The public apology Kristen made had NOTHING but the sound of a desperate girl's voice behind it.
COME ON, TwiLadies... Kristen and Robert BOTH deserve a BREAK!!
Hollywood's gossip magazines & paparazzi have been making money off of Twihards from the BEGINNING of its successes by jerking fans around - USING Kristen and/or Robert (and sometimes the other actors); because their fans are profitable and funny when they have the emotions of the Twilight Fanbase WHIPPED UP like this.
Why the Cheating Scandal WAS NOT Staged by Either Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson
This is a quote from a sneering Hollywood Life trash piece that came out for the anniversary of the cheating scandal, 7/23/13: "You suffered months of pain until you and Kristen got back together around Halloween, only to break up TWO more times."
This is a LIE - they did not break-up again until this last time in the middle of May (MAYBE) - and I'm pretty sure they reunited in EARLY September 2012, already. If you're a robsten fan, you know that Kristen is wearing some things that have meaning for both her and Robert.
They BOTH KNOW that you Twihards KNOW all about what jewelry they usually wear and what clothes belong to whom, etc. Kristen probably wore these things NOT ONLY to give herself some emotional support; but she MAY very well have worn them as a SIGNAL to their fans to HELP relieve THEIR pain - in a very timid way, ha!
She looked NOTHING but in PAIN and contrite during her first public appearance (aside from the couple of good smiles they managed to get out of her).
And didn't Robert look a little in pain himself as well as 'not really wanting to be there' when he made his first public appearance at the Cosmopolis Premiere in NY?
I'm sure both she and Robert were BOMBARDED with fanmail by fans of all kinds when this situation came down - that's probably one of the reasons she stayed out of sight for so long afterwards. They KNEW what we were all going through and she WAS SORRY.
As far as I'm concerned, she apologized to her Twilight Fans - both those who hated her and loved her - when she included the words "and everyone this has affected" in her public apology. It was an obviously heartfelt apology from beginning to end.
She actually TRIED to apologize afterwards again. But honestly, that poor girl sometimes just CAN'T say things right to help herself. She's definitely a Human, ha! She got slammed so hard for that apology by some of you Twihards - dang.
Additionally, that apology probably wasn't as humble as you all would have liked for it to be BECAUSE she probably wasn't that sorry for getting caught fending off a predatory boss.
They both got BLASTED by Twihards for reuniting this early - after only 6ish weeks, that's IMPOSSIBLE! No it's not.. Not if you're two people in love and IN PAIN.)
11/9/12 - Robert Pattinson Washington Post Interview Quote
(Sorry, this article has apparently timed-out. Link is no longer active)
Some people have been critical of whether your personal lives are being used to market the “Twilight” movies, in particular your relationship with Kristen. What is your response to that?
...Pattinson: [Pauses, then laughs] For one thing, it would be a terrible marketing tool, and it’s not utilized very well at all. People will say anything. I’m still amazed that people even believe anything [that’s said about us]...
Robert's Most Famous Response About Kristen's Momentary Indiscretion
For those of you who are SO SURE they reunited for the benefit of Twilight: BDp2...
They COULD have waited until November to reunite (in fact, the entire 'cheating stunt' - if it were real - could/should have been moved closer to the date, like in Sept/Oct) - which would make things look MORE BELIEVABLE as a PR stunt just before the premiere - not to mention, it would have made an even BIGGER positive impact on Twilight Fans because they would have been even more relieved to see them together by that point - but no, Twilight Fans were jerked around all during this time, instead.
To who's BENEFIT?!! Who made money off all that crap in between, Twihards - and ALL THE WAY up until now? WHY would either Kris OR Rob have volunteered to contribute so largely to THEIR incomes. They HATE them for very good reasons, you know this.
More time in between would have made the 'reuniting thing' more appropriately tuned to the movie coming out.
Rob was RIGHT... These 'scandals' have not been utilized in a way that BENEFITS them, them careers OR their Twilight Fans who overly-love them - despite the fact that Cosmopolis did better than people expected, that's completely besides the point. HE was THE PERSON we were all in sympathy with. Of course his movie did better than expected.
Do you remember those 'staged/faked' photos from Kristen's house that looked like she and Robert purposefully had created? It even looked like they were 'faked' to make it look like they were at her home.
They MIGHT have done this because it was AFTER those images of Kristen wearing these 'nostalgic' things were captured AND that '1st together pic' was captured that Twihards started going even MORE NUTS about their relationship - after the PROOF that they were together, Twihards went BONKERS, remember?
Yeah, they may have TRIED to play Hollywood's game to calm things down for awhile - but they gave up trying because it backfired, ha! That article with those photos was taken down the next day.
Since tabloids insist on playing these stupid games; and Kristen and Robert have almost no respect among them because they don't voluntarily cater to their 'livelihoods' - they may have 'tried' a different approach and it didn't work.
Robsten's 2nd Breakup 'Trial-Separation' Rumors in January 2013 Were Lies
Robert Pattinson: "Formidable instead! We spent seven weeks in beautiful, wild, remote from civilization areas. It was a nine-hour drive from Adelaide. Without laptops, without tv etc... And without the paparazzi! It was another life, in the depths of the desert. This inhuman atmosphere is felt throughout the movie, this feeling of doom like in "Mad Max".
It doesn't sound like Rob had NEARLY the same experience Kristen and the rest of us were having, does it? What must it have been like for him to come back to all that continuing hate and infighting among their fanbases?
Sampling of Comments from Twilight Fans During the 2nd Fake Breakup in January 2013
Hope and pray - January 30, 2013
He doesn’t want her to visit him! So stay home Kristen. Or maybe you could look up Rupert now. He doesn’t have his family now that you ruined everything! Two little kids without their father!!!!!! He should be free to frolic with you now!!!!
I am writing you in protest of the unrelenting press coverage of Kristen Stewart. No other person’s mistake has continued to be tabloid fodder six months after the fact. Nor has any other person been outright lied about so often. And now with the news of the Sanders//Ross divorce, things will only get more virulent, and ugly. This is nothing less than persecution by the press.
For some TwiFangirls, especially - the 2nd round of 'Robsten' PR assaults in January 2013 were almost as bad as the first round in July 2012 in comparison.They weren't expecting it, they thought everything was FINE with them. As Twihards, they were either relieved and/or annoyed about it - but they were pretty much all moving on...
How hard would it be to draw a believable rumor about Robert & Kristen being on the rocks if she doesn't join his family for Christmas - like she didn't last year AFTER the scandal - and have it WORK like a CHARM to draw Twilight Fans into your online advertising page that features this kind of scandalous news?
Did you know that Robert & Kristen spent the two previous Christmas' apart and spent New Year's on the Isle of Wight every year for the past THREE years in a row? (And yes, for those of you who were around and remember - we heard breakup rumors both of those previous times because of it.) The gossip magazines and paparazzi KNOW HOW TO PLAY TwiFangirls.
Gossip Magazines used the not-spending-Christmas-together thing at the beginning of this year along with blatant lies about Kristen not being Robert's date for the Golden Globes because they were supposedly breaking up; as the foundation for the 2nd round robsten 'trial separation' breakup rumors when Robert left for Australia to shoot 'Rover' in January, leaving Kristen Stewart behind...
Hollywood's gossip magazines often build up the question of whether or not Kristen or Robert will join each other on the red carpet - even though neither one of them ever do beyond when they were working on Twilight - not even when they are scheduled to be at the same event, like Cannes 2011.
And this is where the paparazzi captured Robert & Kristen's infamous Cannes Kiss! They were obviously 'together' and in love at that time.
They both attended each other's events at Cannes while promoting their own movies - On the Road and Cosmopolis, respectively. But, they didn't walk up the red carpet together for either event.
Why? Because Kristen and Robert didn't want the paparazzi to get pictures of them together like that.
Why not? Because it makes the paparazzi more money and they don't deserve it.
After Golden Globes Robsten Sighting with PDA!!!
They both have every reason to be so obstinate about not giving paparazzi or Hollywood reporters & interviewers anymore than they have to for promotional purposes - because they've always been so mean to them since the beginning of the Twilight Fancraze in 2007/2008.
No, NONE of this senseless mistreatment of Twihards or Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson is NEW. It's been going on for six years in extremely ridiculous ways.
It's just that no one was supposedly getting hurt before beyond Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, right? And really, they're Humans who get paid plenty of money to forfeit their lives for their fans.
They're really not much more than very well-paid indentured servants, are they?
Hollywood's gossip magazines have always liked to ramp up this red carpet issue, probably because that's what they wanted them to do - show up together all decked out so that they could get some good 'Hollywood couple pics' of them, and also to prove that they were in a romantic relationship.
AND, making up a story about it creates a dust-up for fans to help put pressure on them.
But, Kristen & Robert didn't typically join each other at celebrity events until after the event was over at the afterparties. This is generally when Hollywood's paparazzi would get pictures of Kristen 'dressing down', and fans would get to hear all about what a cranky, unsmiling slob she was the next day from the gossip tabloids.
Paparazzi & Gossip Magazines are obviously poor sports about not getting the money-making pictures they want.
- Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Caught Having Sex In Public! | PerezHilton.com
This story was based on a rumor about them supposedly being seen together in public not long ago. It was removed when a Twilight Fan confronted the E! Online reporter who originally wrote it. But it came down too late for this gem to come out.
Hollywood's Robsten Rumor-Mongering Madness Continues
And, the paparazzi continue to bash at Kristen, Robert and Twihards in the most underhanded ways... Like this article that came out just before this last round of 'robsten breakup rumors' started in May 2013 (which has not been fun for Twilight Fans, either). Hollywood's paparazzi have literally continued to stake out their homes and stalk them by doing things like watching them though windows while they are at their friends' homes.
Why did Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson really break-up if she didn't cheat on him?
April 2013 - Wasn't that fun when they supposedly 'caught' Kristen Stewart possibly getting into a car with Rupert Sanders? And the next day it was revealed that, no... It wasn't Rupert Sanders - our bad, our mistake, so sorry.
Turned out the guy was a valet driver at the place she had been dining with friends. But gosh, didn't they make a few extra bucks over the suspense for awhile?
NOTE: That this tabloid-assault took place in APRIL of 2013 - about a month before they apparently 'really' broke up in May 2013. And, there WERE a lot of OTHER rumors being flung around about them BOTH all the way up until we started hearing about them 'breaking up for now'.
I know many fans like to blame Katy Perry for this breakup because that was one of the many rumor-lies floating around at the time. But the only thing Katy probably did to irritate the situation was HELP Robert IGNORE Kristen's pleas to STOP hanging around with her ENTIRE CAMP WITHOUT HER so that the tabloids would stop with that specific LIE. He wasn't going out on dates with 'just Katy'. Robert has been friends with Katy Perry since 2008 shortly after he arrived in Hollywood. It was a perfectly NORMAL thing for Robert to be doing.
Some of you out there are adamant about this point... Robert supposedly stayed with Katy in New York during the Met Gala while Kristen was also there; and then he also went with Katy and her friends to Las Vegas afterwards - and then he supposedly stayed with her for a couple months after Rob & Kris split.
But, that DOES NOT MEAN that he was sleeping with Katy. She has a big house and friends take each other in all the time when things go sour in relationships. If Rob didn't spend much time with Kris in New York, then THAT is probably when they split up WHILE they were there.
Hollywood's TABLOIDS & PAPARAZZI are the most likely reason for Rob & Kris to have split up - NOT because either of them were cheating.
Also, for those of you who would like to blame Robert, now... NO ONE should be mad at him for possibly giving up before Kristen did. How can any of us be with all the HATE that has ALWAYS swarmed around them? They BOTH deserve a HUGE break from their fans who supposedly love them so much.
Worldwide Petition for Voluntary Tabloid & Paparzzi Reform
- Tabloid & Paparazzi Reform Petition
Anyone of any age or location around the world can still sign this petition - even though it is currently in limbo - since we are not talking about changing any US laws. Someone really should pick it up, revamp the message and make it go viral.
Moving on from here...
Every Twilight Fan needs to take a huge helping of Esme's wonderful advice: Let things work themselves out. If they don't unfold the way you want them to - that's life, and we deal. Spend a little extra time hanging out with a good friend; or find another good diversion like Twilight (I know those are hard to come by); ... peace will eventually come and the static will fade away.
For you often younger, heartbroken Twihards - I know you've heard a lot of hurtful, really mean things from righteous, judgmental TwiLadies during this time. But Kristen and Robert are just two people trying to live out their own real lives and get through it as painlessly as possible, just like the rest of us are.
Fans who got so angry and mean are/were JUST as obsessed as you - except many of you are/were crying, instead.
None of us older girls with previous Vampire knowledge quite got the fantasy we wanted out of Twilight, but for those of you who got exactly what you wanted...
I really am truly sorry that Hollywood has been so mean, bashing at your tender TwiHearts at will for profits. If you need help getting through a stubborn Twilight and/or Robsten addiction, click here.
- Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs - Tabloids Harass While OLDER Anti-Fans Blame Younge
Why are OLDER women so obsessed? It wasn't a showmance; and neither Summit Entertainment, Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Rupert Sanders nor Liberty Ross setup Twilight fans.
- Bella Swan and Kristen Stewart: Why do they have so many anti-fans and haters?
Why do so many people despise the fictional heroine of Twilight, Bella Swan? Why does Actress Kristen Stewart have so many anti-fans? No, it isn't because she 'cheated'.
- Robert Pattinson's Rover Smear Based on Twilight Saga Hate
A subtle social evil that can barely be seen - tabloids lie to tamper with basic celebrity rights of Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness; while manipulating emotionally-invested fanbases for profits.
- Why is The Twilight Saga So Addictive to Read as a Book or Watch as a Movie?
Why are so many OLDER Twihards more obsessed than younger Twilight Fans? Why are Twilight obsessions so intense beyond 'normal' teenage obsessions? How did this harmful book get published & produced?
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on March 09, 2015:
Totally agreed. I didn't know you could see those pics in that video - good catch and thanks!!!
SarcasticBimbo on March 09, 2015:
In the video that the fan put together, rearranging the photos, if you look closely at the first picture of her alone, you see the papers in her left hand!!! I don't know why that image and other images like it have disappeared, but it's there, Misfit Chick. Take another look at that video.
Not only that, but, at NO time in those pictures, does she look like she is having fun with Rupert. If it were anything close to her willingly being with him, I don't think that what appears to be intense discomfort, bordering on panic, would be on her face.
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on December 21, 2014:
@peachpurple Yes, that is what most people believe - but IF you actually read this article and can SEE how TABLOIDS & papz have misogynistically-twisted this 'cheating' scandal to be as MEAN as possible to infamously overly-obsessed FANS; then things are DIFFERENT, aren't they?
@skperdon That's why I have the petition going. If fans want to help ALL celebrities AND their fans - not just Rob & Kris - that is really the ONLY WAY we can possibly turn the tides. Fans have been complaining for a long time - a unified scream via a petition is the only way to get their attention.
Yeah, stress leads to depression - THAT is why something needs to be done. YOUNG girls should NEVER had to experience their intense obsessions in this cruel, extended way for tabloid profits.
skperdon from Canada on December 21, 2014:
I am a bit disappointed about the scandal and I'm happy that you wrote about it.
If I can solve it as a problem I will pay attention to it Misfit Chick.
So, yeah since it's outta my orbit I am going to "put my head in the sand" on this one.
Don't forget, stress leads to depression.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 21, 2014:
i believe these people are acting , just to get into the magazine and become popular
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on December 19, 2014:
Thanks, yeah that's the majority of the problem. Most people aren't paying attention (and why would we?); except for the people who are paying TOO MUCH attention, ha! That's why it has been so hard to get a handle on this situation - because most responsible adults with integrity are not (of course) paying attention. :)
skperdon from Canada on December 18, 2014:
Interesting hub misfit chick. I personally don't pay attention to scandals.
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on October 03, 2014:
Thanks for the non-hateful comments, Haylee. The reason why obsessions are so unusual & ridiculous for so many fans is because of the way it was written as a book and then produced into movies. Twilight obsessions are unique because no other book publisher would EVER have published it that way for young adults. I have a link at the end of this article that will explain that to you in detail.
The reason why I'm putting so much blame on the tabloids is because the entire world - them especially - KNOW that so many people are so ridiculously-sick in the heads over Twilight along with the lead actor & actress.
That knowledge has been the stuff of urban legends... And this is how they have used and manipulated fans to their very profitable and emotionally-harmful advantage.
Yes, my 'speculations' are pretty much that along with everyone else's - but, they make the most sense and have the most semi-evidence to back them up. Never underestimate the power of common sense & logic.
In the end, it doesn't matter WHO is right or wrong about all this... What matters is what we - as fans - are willing to do about it. Signing the petition for Hollywood tabloid & paparazzi reform is not a ridiculous notion.
I, personally, do not see how any fan of Rob, Kris or Twilight could excuse tabloids & the papz for as long as they have.
Haylee on October 03, 2014:
And by the way: I think it's great that you have a blog where you help people get over their obsession. I really had no idea it was this bad for some people so what you're doing is a really good thing. I wish you all the best.
Haylee on October 03, 2014:
I stumbled upon a recent article about Robert Pattinson's new girlfriend (I don't really follow gossip, neither online nor on TV or in magazines so I wasn't aware he was dating someone).
I came to your blog thinking you had some valid evidence about certain stories being real or not about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, but you don't. You're doing what every other fan or non-fan or even anti-fan is doing: speculating and putting your own spin on things based on photos (the picture of Kristen Stewart and that director dude could also be a fight between lovers, it doesn't mean she was being harassed by him) etc.
I don't care about either party involved, I'm only writing this comment because I don't think it is fair to blame the fan/anti-fan's behaviour simply on the work of paparazzi and the possible lies and fabricated stories they're spreading.
Paparazzi definitely must take a lot of responsibility for the way they handle the privacy of celebrities and the stories they put out. There's no doubt about the fact how harmful their actions are for many people, mostly the people they stalk. Plus they are enabling "crazy" obsessed fans to read upon "news" about the objects of their obsession.
But I think there must be a bigger problem at the core that there are so many "crazy" obsessed people stalking all the news sites and leaving hateful comments for no good reason as they don't even know the people involved (really, I read a few comments an hour ago about Twigs? and Robert Pattinson and I was completely baffled by the venom they received; I wondered if Robert Pattinson exterminated a rare species or something thus I started looking up on it on the Net and found your blog).
To have such time, such unlimited access to a computer and such a strong need to connect with these celebrities that everything happening in their lives affects theirs too, honestly that can't be normal.
I was 21 when the Twilight movie hit theatres. I liked the first movie, but I haven't watched any of the others. I read the books and found the first one to be entertaining, the second boring, the third I don't even remember what it was about, and I stopped reading the fourth when Jacob started to turn into a pedophile. Neither I (and by the way I'm female) nor any of my circle of friends cared a whit about Twilight or the actors and actresses playing in it. So why could we, you know, barely out of our teens simply ignore all that hulahoop while so many people in all kinds of ages can't? I love movies and I love books and I'm not picky about the genre as long as it's well-directed/written. So really, why didn't it capture me like that or my equally movie/book loving friends?
So my conclusion is it that this drastic escalation in fan-obsession is a matter of society. I don't know why or how it started, I don't know these people writing hateful comments on the Internet or the way they live or their families, but blaming the paparazzi is ignoring the main problem in my opinion: the people reading those news articles and feeling the need to write these comments.
And before I start sounding like a total hypocrite: Of course I have my bad days where I'm just angry at everything and write a negative reply on a blog. But the kind of hate the Twilight actors and actresses receive far exceeds the "having a bad day" excuse.
I can't wait for someone to start analyzing this kind of behaviour because it is a really baffling phenomenon.
Aitch on November 07, 2013:
Fascinating--I need to spend some time on this.
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on September 09, 2013:
It's expensive for stars to sue - and they don't win very often because Hollywood's Industry of Celebrity Mistreatment is well-protected by the cherished concept of 'Freedom of Speech'. But, what they do has nothing to do with Freedom of Speech - they are often lies made up to stir up hype. None of this will change unless the public starts holding Hollywood accountable for the PR messes they make no matter who the actor and actresses are. That's why I have a petition going.
Julie on September 09, 2013:
Add Your Comment..PR is asshole for ruins people s relationship for sake we wish to ruin PR s people s relationship is fair because they did to them see Kristen and Rob. Rupert and Lizzy and his kids. The picture look fake. Fans think it is real and confuse . Because PR s fault ...... Stars People can sue billion dollars they will lose their business.
Catherine Mostly (author) from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on September 09, 2013:
You obviously did not read the above article, Blue. Twilight did not need this kind of publicity to make it big - it was already plenty big enough.
And even if it HAS been a 'showmance' - that is just as much of a reason to put Hollywood in its place. Because TOYING with the feelings and fascinations of young girls - again, for MONEY - would be just as sh*tty of them.
But, the reality is... Gossip rags & paparazzi have obviously gone well above and beyond the call of duty long past the need for these stunts to be a target for Twilight publicity.
And like everyone else, you've also missed the most important point: The affects Hollywood's PR assaults have had on Twilight Fans who were emotionally-invested in these movies. It is beyond me why everyone taps around this issue.
If you're so sure this is all a 'showmance'... Why is it Okay for Hollywood to make money off of the tears and/or fury of young (and young-at-heart) Twilight Fans - especially for so long and in such obnoxious, misogynistic ways?
Blue on September 08, 2013:
Just stop reading crap about them and just watch interviews about them. One interview before everything got cray cray, Rob said don't believe everything you hear! It is all a showmance for Summit, THEY made the most money off of this!