Robert Pattinson is known to be one of the most talented and influential men in Hollywood. He has been nominated for multiple Oscars and has won multiple Golden Globes for his work. But in addition to being a talented actor, he is also a man of many contradictions. Here are some of the most controversial quotes from the English actor.

Gay Rights Are Coming, So Let’s Do Our Homework

In an interview with Elle magazine in 2018, Pattinson said, “I feel like same-sex marriage rights are coming, so let’s do our homework and be prepared for that. I’m not really worried about it, but I think it’s going to happen, so we might as well be ready. That’s my two cents’.” Many see this as a surprising comment from a man who has been so often associated with the privileged, hedonistic lifestyle of the wealthy and famous. But even if one agrees that same-sex marriage rights are coming, this doesn’t mean that Robert Pattinson is without contradictions. For example, he has been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community and was one of the first big names to speak out against the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prevented gay people from serving openly in the armed forces.

Why Do You Need Bodyguards, Rob?

Pattinson made headlines in 2019 when a source told the Daily Mail that he hired bodyguards after allegedly receiving death threats. The actor reportedly decided to take a more proactive approach to his safety after the birth of his first child, Lily Rose. A few months later, he told Entertainment Tonight that he feels “completely safe” raising his daughter in Los Angeles, but admitted that he sometimes feels nervous when out in public. “I need bodyguards,” he said. “It’s not that I feel like I’m not going to be safe, it’s that I want to enjoy my life just a little bit more than I used to before I had kids. So, I think it’s healthy to feel a little nervous.”

Give Kids Space

In 2019, Pattinson admitted to Vogue that he had changed his lifestyle to accommodate his young child. “I have learned to be a lot more relaxed about how I live and behave,” he said. “I used to get really uptight about everything. I’d stress about work a lot. I’d worry about money all the time. So, I think being a dad has made me realize that life is short, and we should just enjoy it and let things go.” He also said that he used to be “fanatical” about his health, going on intense fitness retreats and drinking only distilled water. Now that he is a dad, he drinks wine and eats whatever he wants. According to the actor, he feels “much healthier” and “stronger” than he did before becoming a father.

Fame Has Its Benefits

In the same interview with Vogue, Pattinson made it clear that fame has its perks. “Fame is great,” he said. “It’s amazing to be known. It has its benefits, like getting free food and drinks whenever you go to a restaurant or bar. And it opens up a lot of opportunities. I have met so many cool people because of my work, and I enjoy socializing with people who share my interest in music and art.” Despite all the perks, fame can also lead to extreme stress and anxiety. In fact, according to the latest research, being famous creates as much as double the amount of stress as it does in average citizens.

What do you think about Robert Pattinson’s opinions on gay rights and bodyguards? Do you agree with him or do you believe that the world will soon be welcoming to all? Weigh in below!