The world is still reeling from the news that Robert Pattinson had a sex tape leaked onto the internet. In light of this, it’s time to revisit a question that’s been plaguing fans of the British actor for years: Is he or isn’t he?
The answer might just surprise you. While we await the results of the police investigation into the leak, it’s worth taking a look at the evidence that the world now knows about and what it means for the ‘Banger’ star.
Is He Or Isn’t He?
Pattinson’s name first came to widespread attention when he was named British actor/director/model Brad Pitt’s heir apparent in 2003. At the time, Pitt was best known for his collaborations with director Ang Lee, including the Academy Award-winning films Life and Brokeback Mountain. Since then, Pattinson has gone on to become an actor in his own right, with leading roles in blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. Most recently, he starred in Cosmo and Bel Ami, the critically acclaimed French-German-Italian romantic comedy that was one of the biggest hits of the year.
With each new film, fans have been left slightly more surprised by the actor’s sexual preferences. In Twilight and The Rover, he played a gay man, leading some critics to nickname him ‘the English Scottie Pecker’. In Under the Skin, he played a transgender individual. This film drew even more attention to the ‘Banger’ star, and since then, he’s become something of a cult figure among LGBT+ fans. In 2017, he was even credited with bringing the rainbow flag into the mainstream media, as the spokesperson for the LGBT network Channel 4.
Is The Leak Worth It?
The fact that the alleged sex tape was leaked in the first place reveals a great deal about the state of society today. The video, which is said to contain both Pattinson and a person he apparently has a sexual encounter with, was filmed on a device hidden in a hollowed-out book. Even more shockingly, the individual who leaked the tape claimed to have done so because they were “sick of the hypocrites” and wanted to “bring him down”.
Although the tape’s alleged existence is shocking, it’s not quite as bad as it could’ve been. The fact that the video itself was never actually made public means there’s no real fallout from the incident. This is in contrast to many other celebrity scandals, where a sex tape filmed without the actor’s permission has led to serious career ramifications.
Why The Alleged Leakage Is So Bad
The fact that the video was leaked in the first place is arguably more scandalous than anything else. In a society where celebrities are worshiped for their beauty and sexuality, the idea that someone would go so far as to film someone having sex with someone else without their consent is deeply personal and hurtful. The fact that the video was then allegedly shared with the world via the internet is undoubtedly even more insulting.
There’s also the fact that it’s “straight-washing” footage, meaning that the people in the video aren’t actually having sex with each other. This is a big red flag for many reasons. First of all, in cases like this, especially when a celebrity is involved, the public assumes that the people in the video are actually having sex. Second, the mere fact that the footage is “straight-washed” means that it probably contains other people. In other words, this is likely a video of Robert Pattinson having sex with someone, but it could just as easily contain another person (all while supposedly being filmed “for entertainment purposes only”).
What’s more, the fact that his alleged sexual encounter was “for entertainment purposes only” is a huge blow to any claims that Pattinson is gay. Many people, especially those within the LGBT+ community, would argue that there’s no such thing as “straight entertainment.” Just because something is “for entertainment purposes only” doesn’t mean that it’s okay to use it to mock or humiliate others. In fact, it often means the complete opposite.
Is It Worth Rumoring About?
Is the leak worth talking about? It’s hard to put into words just how insulting and hurtful this whole situation is. As much as I want to believe the best in people, I just can’t shake the feeling that this is yet another case of someone trying to bring down an innocent man. While I hope that the authorities will be able to find the real perpetrators, there’s no denying that this scandal has raised more questions than it has answered.