*Rob, excuse us for today while I talk to the rest of the fandom*
Dear Fans of Rob and LTR-ers,
Its a not a big secret that on the weekends UC and I try to take some time away from both the blogs, Rob and Twilight. We spend the week (and by default our lives) immersed in the Twidom but we check in often to make sure the blogs haven’t blown up or to see if Rob has written us a letter professing his undying love and affection. He has not (yet). This weekend while checking in, it seemed as though Twitter and the Twidom had exploded over the release of some pictures of Rob coming and going at Marcus Fosters show at the Hotel Cafe. Some people were yelling about Tweets from the show giving away his location, some people called it an invasion of privacy, some people were pissed they weren’t there, some people were mad at the paparazzi and some people just didn’t know what was going on. So on the heels of another wild weekend in the fandom I feel like we have one thing to say:
Everyone needs to chill the ef out!
Now take a big breath in… now let it out… whew, feels good, doesn’t it?! Now put down the tweetdeck and the text messages for a second… let’s get a few things on the table…
- We’re ALL Rob fans. Plain and simple.
- None of us know him or his wishes or his feelings (except maybe you Stephanie Ritz, if you’re reading this: HI!!)
- Rob is a grown ass man, who is fully capable of taking care of himself.
- The paparazzi have been outside at every show BEFORE they start. So no one’s tweets are tipping anyone off, if by an act of God, Rob does show up to a show
Ok, now that we’ve gotten THAT out of the way… Let’s tackle a few more things…
Rob is an A-list celebrity now with a number one movie at the box office. He has a supposed, hotly debated, highly under documented relationship with his costar. Everything surrounding him and Twilight equals big bucks and big viewers. Because of all this and until no one cares about him anymore He WILL be followed, scrutinized, thought about, talked about, gossiped about, lied about, photographed, loved, loathed, and everything in between. There is nothing we can do about it. Unless you can not only get this fandom but the rest of our celeb obsessed society to stop caring, stop buying magazines, stop visiting gossip sites and generally stop being engrossed in celebrity culture and entertainment than it will not happen. This isn’t to sound harsh or that I don’t care, I do! I care a lot, obviously, I talk about this guy daily! But I’m a realist and just want us all to understand that it’s going to be alright in the end and that some pictures are not cause for a national emergency. This stuff happens all day, every day in Los Angeles (no, it doesn’t make it right).
See what I have to say about the paparazzi and celeb culture after the cut
Backing up… by all accounts of people who were actually AT the Hotel Cafe within a few feet of Rob, he was there having a great time, smiling, laughing, hanging out with Bobby (in the crowd and not behind a curtain) and drinking beer. He hung around for a while after and then left with the boys laughing and joking while getting into the car to take them back to their hotel. He did not appear “sad” to anyone there or outside. However pictures were viewed out of context and threw the fandom into a frenzy calling him sad among other things. I find it really interesting that we girls like to project what we think about a certain topic or person onto them regardless of whether we know them or their feelings. Now let’s get a few other things straight before I get anyone freaking out on me…
- Yes, the paparazzi can be very lame
- I’m sure it’s annoying to have them follow you, shove cameras in your face, flash bright lights in your eyes
- No, I don’t think it’s alright for them to scale walls, go through trash, say mean things, look in people’s windows, etc
But (get your rocks ready) they’re also doing a job that satisfies our celeb obsessed culture’s appetite to see their favorite stars in every day life. There’s a reason US magazine has a section called “they’re just like us!” and why these magazines and sites even exist in the first place, BECAUSE WE WANT TO KNOW!! BECAUSE WE CARE!! I myself enjoy a good copy of People magazine or US Weekly on the plane or by the pool. I’m not ashamed to say that at all. And if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like those magazines or care about celebrities (why are you here?) or what they do, or wear or listen to then good for you! You’re one less person that feeds the machine. But most people are not.
Bottom line: he was in a public place and he is a popular public figure and therefore it WILL happen so let’s all sing “We Are The Rob” together instead of freaking out. And know it will happen again.
Baby you’ll be famous chase you down until you love me, Papa-paparazzi,
PS come back tomorrow for a return to good times!
Agree, disagree? Does anyone feel like we need some Lady Gaga up in here? Hate it? Love it? What are your thoughts? Do you think this is stoppable? Do you read rag mags (people, us weekly, l&s, etc)?