Robert Pattinson: The Tabloid Industry is “Terrible” and “Makes People Stupid”


By Michael Lewittes


Robert Pattinson offered his views on the tabloid media during a press junket for Cosmopolis in New York. The actor, who has recently endured even more rumors than usual — since Kristen Stewart publicly admitted to straying with Rupert Sanders — opened up about the impossible struggle big stars face with the tabs. Pattinson said, “Media culture is a monstrous thing,” explaining, “You can’t win.”

“The annoying thing is that you can’t attack them, but you can’t defend yourself. The best thing you could possibly do is punch a paparazzi and give them their big payday,” admitted the Twilight star. Later during the forum, Pattinson talked about the vapidness of tabloids, and what he views as their negative effect on the world. He said, “The tabloid industry does terrible, terrible things for the world. It makes people stupid.”

“People say [tabloids] are about escapism, and people have got to get away from the misery of the world. It’s like, ‘No, people are lazy, and they don’t want to try.'” Pattinson added, “Every time I’ve looked at a magazine like that, I’ve regretted it. I gain absolutely nothing from it. And neither does anyone else.”

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