“Fandemonium” worsens with each Twilight film
By Kim Palacios
Hollywoodnews.com: With the release of the first Twilight Saga book approaching its fourth birthday, one might think that the hype has died down. Though this may be true of the books, to the extent that “Twilight’s” principal stars have skyrocketed to international fame, “fandemonium” has become more insane than ever.
Take this week’s Oprah Show taping. Second only to rumors about Rob’s “Kristen is pregnant” line and speculation about their relationship status, were accounts of the mob scene that ensued when fans crowded the exit after the show. Multiple reports and video clips from phones showed SUVs holding Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner being (quite literally) stormed. In the absence of barricades, some fans pounced on the vehicle, banging on car windows in a way some witnesses admitted crossed a line of propriety; what may have been flattering to the stars declined into something bordering grotesque.
Such intrusions seem to be bothering the stars more, too. Kristen spoke out recently during interviews with both Elle and Flaunt Magazines. She spoke of being followed, of being screamed at by paparazzi and fans, and fearing to drive alone, at times, given a lack of respect for her boundaries. Even Rob, in a March episode of The View, spoke of a crowd-driven panic attack during a certain red carpet premiere.
So here’s the $64,000 question for every Twilight fan: if we really love them, why do we treat them like this? Shouldn’t we advocate for their privacy and respect their space?
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