In a matter of weeks, the world has gone crazy for Robert Pattinson. Since the publication of the “Twilight” books in 2012, the British actor has enjoyed a global surge in popularity, with many fans attributing their infatuation with the gorgeous actor to his irresistible good looks and magnetic personality. And it’s not just about the movies: his Instagram feed is full of fans’ favorite photos of Pattinson, and he often shares personal stories about his fans on his page as well.
So, What is the Robert Pattinson Eyebrow Meme?
On Saturday, December 8, 2017, the social media world was abuzz with rumors about a mysterious “green circle” appearing on Robert Pattinson’s Instagram account. The mysterious green circle is actually a collage of various photos and videos of Pattinson, paired with a bright green background. The circle and the bright green stand in stark contrast to the black-and-white photos generally featured on the actor’s page. The green circle was originally discovered and posted by Twitter user @_chillsworld on Saturday night, but it wasn’t until early the next day that the world found out what the weird symbol meant.
What Is the Meaning of the Green Circle?
In order to figure out the meaning of the green circle, let’s first take a quick trip back in time. On December 8, 2017, Robert Pattinson’s Instagram feed was dominated by circles, triangles, and other geometric shapes. So, what was going on?
In 2014, @_chillsworld posted a photo of a glowing green circle, which quickly went viral. When asked about the photo, @_chillsworld told Billboard:
“If you look at the comments on that particular post, you’ll see that a lot of people were wondering where the circle came from. I had no idea what it was. I’d never seen a circle like that before. It just kept popping up again and again, so I started keeping a mental note of it.”
So, @_chillsworld discovered the circle in early December 2017 and decided to post about it, leading to a worldwide wave of people discovering the strange symbol and wondering about its meaning. The fact that so many people were drawn to the circle led to its popularity and inspired @_chillsworld to create memes and jokes around it. For example, here’s a picture of Pattinson wearing a sweater with the silhouette of a tree on it, paired with the caption: “Remember when Robert Pattinson wore this sweater and there was all this speculation about whether or not he was plotting to kill Stephenie?”
Here are some other popular jokes and memes about the green circle.
The Green Circle Is Back
In light of all the attention the green circle has received since its inception in 2014, it’s no surprise that @_chillsworld chose to post about it on the day that Robert Pattinson’s Instagram feed was filled with circles. As the saying goes, never work with animals or children; they will always outperform you.
A Golden Globe? A Green Circle and A Bag Of Snickers?
In early 2018, Robert Pattinson was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “Darling.” The actor plays a charming, young millionaire who moves to Los Angeles to pursue romance and adventure. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pattinson revealed that winning the Golden Globe was “pretty amazing.”
“It’s just such a funny script. It’s so sweet. It’s very romantic. It’s just everything you could want in a romantic comedy,” Pattinson said. “The fact that I got a Golden Globe nomination is pretty amazing.”
As for what’s next for the actor, Pattinson is in talks to star in “The Batman,” a spin-off of the “Dark Knight” series that’s set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
A Worldwide Trend
Since its inception in 2014, the green circle has become a hot topic on social media, appearing on countless Instagram feeds around the world. If you’re an Instagram user, you’ve undoubtedly seen the circle, and if you haven’t, then it’s time to start paying closer attention.
Whether or not you think Robert Pattinson is actually a good actor, there’s no denying that the guy is talented and his fame continues to increase every year. Since the start of 2018 alone, he has had over 1.6 million followers on Instagram. And, according to a survey by the popular blog Statista, 66% of respondents chose to follow @_chillsworld because of her insights about celebrities.
More Than Meets The Eye
If you’re really curious about why Robert Pattinson’s fans have gravitated toward him, perhaps it’s because a) he’s gorgeous, b) he has a charming smile, c) he’s funny, or d) he’s passionate about acting. While we don’t doubt that all of those qualities play a part in the actor’s appeal, it’s also important to note that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes.
In order to figure out why people are so drawn to @_chillsworld’s viral blog, which focuses on popular culture and the celebrities who inhabit it, let’s take a quick trip back in time.
In December 2017, the day before the release of “Darling,” a romance between an older man and a young woman set in modern-day Los Angeles, the Twitter account @TikTokLA was created to celebrate “diversity in film and television.” The account is run by a couple of millennials who previously worked for the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, and who decided to create their own blog after realizing that there was a lack of media coverage around the movies and TV shows that they love.
As for what they want to see on their blog, @TikTokLA writes:
“We want to cover content that is reflective of who we are as a society. Whether that’s highlighting stories about women feeling inspired or appreciated by the changing attitudes and landscapes in Hollywood or exploring the representation of other underrepresented groups in film and TV, we want to shine a light on stories that reflect our own experience as millennials,” they said.
So, what exactly do @TikTokLA and their blog focus on? Let’s take a look:
Hollywood Is Changing
In light of #MeToo and the Time’s Up protests, which were sparked by the rampant sexual misconduct that was revealed by the Harvey Weinstein scandal in October 2017, it’s no surprise that many feminists are celebrating the fact that Hollywood is beginning to change. As for how exactly the industry is reacting, you can find a detailed analysis in this year’s annual Rotten Apple Awards, which were created to reward films and TV shows for their “positive role models and diverse representation.” The 2017 Rotten Apple Awards honored Disney’s “Beautiful” for its “glorious women,” while Netflix’s “Diseny True North” won for “inclusion of LGBT characters and allies.”
“I feel like it’s a combination of things. I think that more women are realizing the importance of representation, specifically in film and TV. And the fact that so many high-profile men have been forced to resign and go on trial in the last year just makes it that much more important that we have more women in positions of power,” film critic Christy Lemire, who co-hosts the annual Rotten Apple Awards with Anna Puri, told Refinery29. “We’ve always had a few trailblazers in Hollywood, but this year it’s more than that. It’s just so much more apparent that women are at the forefront of change.”
According to a study published in the British Journal of Addiction in 2014, 23% of women aged 18 to 24 reported being sexually harassed while filming a commercial, compared to 7% of men in the same group. While this may seem like a small percentage, if these figures are accurate, then it means that the odds of being sexually harassed while filming are 1.67 times higher for women than men.
A Rising Star
Another interesting development that’s taking place within the film industry is the rising popularity of female directors. According to a recent study by the Canadian film company Ensight Inc., 42% of respondents said that they would like to see more women direct big-budget films, compared to only 23% who said they want to see more men direct Hollywood blockbusters.