Robert Pattinson is one of the most famous and popular actors of our time. Since his breakthrough role in the movie The Waterboy in 1995, he has charmed audiences with his boyish good looks and his charming nature. In 2017, he even graced the cover of Time magazine, making him the most-photographed celebrity cover star of all time.
But over the years, some of the things Robert Pattinson has said and done have caused a stir. Here we take a look at some of the most notable events and controversies surrounding one of the most popular celebrities today.
The 28-year-old British actor has amassed a large social media following with his unique blend of high society living and fashionable self-expression. He is often photographed with beautiful women draped in flattering furs, sparkly dresses, and sleek pants.
Last year, he became the first-ever celebrity to reach one million Instagram followers. And he’s been gaining followers relatively rapidly ever since. It seems like the moment he posts, his followers flock to him, eager to get a peek at his daily activities. While his feed is frequently filled with pictures of himself with famous friends and glamorous women, it also features plenty of lifestyle content, including his expensive cars, designer wear, and sumptuous food.
And it’s clear that he enjoys playing the part of the charming English aristocrat. In addition to being a published poet and owning a beautiful house in London, England, he has been known to host exclusive dinners for his most ardent fans. In 2019, he even organized a private boxing class for kids and raised money for a charity by holding a celebrity golf tournament in Ireland.
Sobering Social Media Posts
While Robert Pattinson’s lifestyle is undoubtedly glamorous, it hasn’t always been easy for him. In 2013, he was photographed with a blood-stained T-shirt, which was the result of a brutal fight with his driver. Since then, he has managed to stay off drugs and alcohol, which he admits has been difficult. Still, he has posted a number of heartfelt messages on social media, revealing his struggle with depression.
In one heartbreaking post, he reveals that he almost took his own life after several bouts of depression. “It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever experienced. I felt isolated, like there was no one there for me. There were a million people on Instagram, but no one else to talk to. No one to encourage me or tell me it’ll get better,” he said.
Robert Pattinson isn’t the only celebrity to keep a low profile online. In the past year alone, several A-list celebrities have posted fewer and fewer personal updates on their social media platforms.
A Change of Pansy
It’s no secret that Robert Pattinson is a huge fan of the Great British Bake Off, and he has frequently praised the show in interviews. But it seems like a lot of fans might be upset with him after he made a number of controversial statements about women and the baking competition. When he was asked during an interview with The Sun about the #MeToo movement, he replied, “There’s never going to be a woman’s liberation if men don’t want to grow up and be proper human beings.”
He went on to say that while he respects women, he doesn’t respect “trolls…who abuse and undermine [others’] opinions just to get a reaction.” His remarks sparked a debate on social media about whether or not he was a victim of abuse, which led to the hashtag #BoycottGBBO trending worldwide. While some fans expressed their disappointment at seeing their “beloved” contestant criticized, others jumped to his defense and said his words were simply meant to be taken lightly.
All Things Bieber
At the end of 2018, Robert Pattinson made headlines when he was spotted at a party with Justin Bieber. The two have been friends for a while and even appeared in a number of movies together, including the upcoming Disney film The Goldens.
Despite their shared admiration for English poets and English literature, it seems like Bieber might be taking the moral high ground in this situation, condemning his friend for associating with someone so many are comparing him to. “I think when you get a little bit famous you have to be careful about who you hang out with. I think it’s best to just focus on your work and not let your personal life become a distraction,” he told fans in a rare Instagram post. “I just want to help the people who depend on me and really believe in me to have the best life possible. So I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen. I just want to be there for my friends and show them that I care.”
Back To Reality
Although he has achieved so much in his life and continued to succeed, it seems like Robert Pattinson is still searching for that perfect blend of fame and reality. In 2019, he admitted that he spends a lot of time alone, longing for the days when he could simply be himself and not have to think about his craft. He described his struggle as a “journey,” revealing that he has often thought about ending it all, but has never acted on those thoughts. Still, he hopes to one day be able to say goodbye to the limelight and go back to simply being a regular person. “I just want to live a normal life,” he said. “I don’t want to be defined by everything that’s happened in my life. I want to focus on what’s happening around me and be happy.”
While we often think of celebrities and their scandals in hushed tones, it’s important to remember that they are humans too, with hopes, dreams, and feelings. By paying attention to their scandals, we can learn a great deal about the real person hidden behind the fame. In the end, maybe all we need is someone to love us and keep us company as we navigate this world.