Robert Pattinson: My Dog Joke “Spiraled Out Of Control” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ While Promoting ‘Good Time’

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Robert Pattinson Dog Masturbating Statement

By Michael Lewittes |

Robert Pattinson Dog Masturbating Statement

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Robert Pattinson is clearing the air about remarks he made on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” about him supposedly being asked by the directors Ben and Josh Safdie to masturbate a dog in the movie Good Time, and Gossip Cop has the exclusive statement from the actor. He says, “The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiraled out of control. What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the Good Time set.”

He adds, “We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal. Everyone involved in Good Time are amazing professionals and have come together to make a movie that I’m extremely proud of.” “I feel embarrassed that in the moment, I was trying to make Jimmy laugh, only to create confusion and a false impression,” concludes Pattinson.

As Gossip Cop reported, during Pattinson’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote the movie, he told a tale about how his “character Connie has this affinity with dogs, and he thinks he is a dog in a previous life.” He then told the talk show host, “There was this one scene which we shot where it’s basically… I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a handjob.”

Pattinson noted, of course, that he would not do that, but as he’s now clarified in his statement to Gossip Cop, his story was “supposed to be a joke” and unfortunately ” spiraled out of control.” As a result, as we noted, PETA issued a statement about Pattinson that read, “PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog’s Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star.”

PETA went on to praise the actor, noting, “Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone’s who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog — which is like child molestation — and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers’ top priority is money and animals’ interests and well-being are often ignored.” And while PETA said at the time it was “investigating whether the law was broken in this instance,” there’s no reason to further look into the matter because it was nothing more than a joke gone awry on a late-night talk show.

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