He may not mean to, but Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson has made a few enemies in the U.S. of A. In fact, he’s so unpopular here that his disparaging comments about the country have gone viral, even prompting a response from the President of the United States. Will we ever forgive Pattinson for his lack of patriotism?
Pattinson Praises Europe, Slams The U.S.
While most of America was distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, the international film star made headlines for the wrong reasons. In the worst-kept secret of 2020, Robert Pattinson recently revealed that he’s developed feelings for his “Twilight” co-star Alicia Vikander and wants to be with her forever. The British actor spoke out about their budding romance and seemed to prefer living in Europe. He also criticized the United States for some of its policies, insinuating that Americans don’t care about the environment.
“I’m more attracted to Europe, the way of life, the people, the culture. I don’t know, it’s just my feeling. Europe is very eclectic and relaxed, not like in America where it’s very aggressive and business-oriented. Europe is just…I feel more comfortable there.” —Robert Pattinson
‘Twilight’ Fans React To The Rumors
The paparazzi aren’t the only ones who have their eye on Rob. He’s been spotted boarding a private jet with a girlfriend, as well as partying in New York City with another celebrity hound, Shia LaBeouf. There have also been rumors that Pattinson and his “Twilight” co-stars were traveling to Hollywood to celebrate the ending of their vampire film series. The last “Twilight” movie premiered this year on Netflix and ended with a massive twist that no one saw coming — especially Robert Pattinson.
Fans have taken to social media to react to the ending of the trilogy. Some users seem disappointed, while others are relieved that it’s over. “Twilight” is one of the most popular fandoms in existence and continues to grow every year. It recently surpassed 300 million followers on TikTok and it’s growing by the millions every month. The fandom is so large that celebrities sometimes get lost in its crowd.
The End Of An Era
It’s been a wild ride for Rob. After becoming famous playing a character named Edward Cullen in “Twilight,” the actor went on to star in several other blockbuster films. He married his high school sweetheart and they have a daughter together. They also made documentaries and campaigned for various political causes. Over the years, they’ve worked together on various film projects and became good friends. It was actually Edward who convinced Rob to come work for him in Hollywood. They worked together on seven films, including the upcoming “Mulberry” and “Twilight” spinoff “Vikings.”
Forbes called Edward Cullen one of the greatest screen villains of all time and cited Rob as one of the most charming. It seems that Edward’s influence extended beyond the big screen, as his old friend has slowly started to change his ways. In January 2019, Rob took his daughter on a school field trip to Trump Tower. In October of the same year, he donated $25,000 to Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in support of Bernie Sanders’s bid for the presidency.
The most recent controversy surrounding the 52-year-old actor came in the form of a tweet from President Trump. On March 12th, Trump tweeted: “Where have you been disgracing our nation with your bad behavior?! You should be ashamed & ask forgiveness!” He then followed up with, “Even the brightest may stumble. God bless you & yours.”
In response, Rob tweeted, “Thank you for your concern, Mr. President. I love America and feel incredibly lucky to have been born in this country. I also feel incredibly lucky to have been able to travel abroad and see the rest of the world. I don’t think it’s right to be ashamed of America. We’re all human and make mistakes. I want to apologize for the bad behavior and show my respect for this country and its wonderful people.”
Despite Robert Pattinson’s recent controversies and comments that seem to anger and offend many Americans, the world may never know the real reason he’s so disliked in the U.S. The rumors, the speculation, and the intrigue surrounding the actor make for fascinating Internet material, to be sure. But maybe we’ll never really know the truth.