Instagram’s biggest breakout star has had more than a few wild times in the spotlight. He often opens up about his partying ways in his hilarious videos, which have gone viral and made him a global celebrity. While many people might feel sorry for the 32-year-old actor due to his incredible good looks and celebrity lifestyle, he’s always found the funny side of things. We’re taking a look at some of his most hilarious videos, which will make you laugh, cry, and think. Keep reading to learn more.
The King Sultan of Snapchat
If you’ve been following the Instagrammer for a while, you might remember him as the king of Snapchat (formerly known as Snapchat Discover). It was in January 2019 when Robert Pattinson officially became the most followed person on the app. At the time, he had 26.8 million followers on the platform. The following month, he surpassed Katy Perry with 27.1 million followers. He currently has 28.5 million followers and is the second most followed person on the platform behind only Donald Trump. It’s no wonder why the English actor has so many fans on Instagram—he’s always finding the funny side of life and often shares captivating stories and breathtaking scenery. Of course, he also likes to party too, and has been seen at many star-studded events in the past year, including Cannes and the Met Gala.
New Year, New Me
The actor is arguably one of the most recognizable faces in the world today, thanks in part to his role as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films. He began exploring new ways to express himself away from acting a few years ago, and has since then released a video every week or two. While many of his songs and albums didn’t make the cut for this list, we’ve compiled a collection of some of our favorite videos—and you’ll see why when you watch them. When Harry Potter and Co. end, it’ll be Robert Pattinson’s turn to take the stage and perform for the fans; maybe this is what he’s been training for all this time?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
In April 2019, the English actor made headlines for getting into a brawl with a photographer at a nightclub in New York City. According to reports, the scuffle started when the male photographer tried to take a more casual picture of the actor, leading to the exchange of shoves and slaps. The photographer later shared a meme-filled video of the incident, which has since gone viral. In it, the man can be seen shoving and slapping the actor as he tries to hold back a giggling Rob. For his part, Robert Pattinson has always been open about his fondness for drinking and his affinity for rowdy parties. So it’s not really that surprising that he wound up in a brawl at a New York City nightclub. The incident was captured on camera, leading to widespread speculation that the photographer and the actor might release a fight tape. Some might even say that this is what their feud is all about. In the end, both parties were a bit dazed, but nobody was seriously injured. The incident was apparently just a drunken brawl, and the two eventually made up. The photographer even credited Robert Pattinson’s antics for getting his attention—he’s usually a very serious professional, hence the photojournalism degree. So maybe the English actor’s next role will be an interventionist trying to save the world from itself?
Too Much Martin Luther King Jr.
On January 14, 2019, the Instagram account @robertpattinson posted a video of himself in blackface with the caption, “MLK Day. Today we learn about Martin Luther King Jr. I will be celebrating this magnificent freedom fighter by wearing blackface until tomorrow.” As you might imagine, this didn’t go down well with a lot of people, with many calling out the English actor for his tasteless jokes. While celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is important, this isn’t the way to do it. As the saying goes, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” The next day, Robert Pattinson clarified that his comments were satirical in nature and that he didn’t actually think Dr. King would approve of his blackface jokes—but that he still thought it was a funny idea to make a joke out of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. He also took the opportunity to explain that he didn’t consider it blackface because he wasn’t trying to be racist, but that he was just having fun.
While many people still don’t approve of the English actor’s joke, it’s undeniable that he’s one of the most recognizable faces in the world today. Even those who don’t normally like his jokes often can’t help but laugh at the thought of him trying to emulate someone he doesn’t even consider to be his ideal version of a person. So, what are your thoughts on @robertpattinson? Do you think he’s talented and funny, or is he just a joke? Let us know in the comments below!