Two days ago, US Weekly released pictures of Kristen Stewart kissing her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Two seconds later, the twitter sphere exploded with posts concerning the relationship of Stewart and Twilight co-star and long-term boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Fans of the “Robsten” couple began to tweet like mad.
Now I am a giant fan of Rob Pattinson and find it entirely shocking that Kristen would cheat on him. Have you seen the man? He’s arguably the most beautiful man on the planet. It’s pretty much physically impossible to cheat him because he is just so good looking. But as much as I love and support Rob and granted that is a major event in the celebrity gossip world of Perez Hilton, this is not something to cry over.
And yet “Robsten” fans on twitter are taking the scandal much too personally. Every second there is a new post, and each time the post says something the lines of, “Robsten unbroken” or “We will get through this” or “Please work it out Robsten, you were meant for each other!” @Robstenforever12 went so bold as to tweet
“I'm done with being sad and desperate I KNOW Kristen didn't do it. Unfollow me if you want but I'm defending her ALWAYS! Robsten is unbroken”
These tweets are utterly ridiculous. The tweeters refer to the celebrities lives directly effect theirs. They give advice as if Rob and Kristen were their best friends, but in actuality they have no earthly clue what Pattinson and Stewart’s relationship is like. They speak as if they are the world’s greatest couple.
So it makes me wonder about the paparazzi and gossip journalism. Are we bombarded with so much celebrity news that we feel like we know these celebrities? Is it the media’s fault for implanting so much celebrity news in our brains that we loose our sense of reality and believe we actually know these strangers? How can some take what happens in a strangers life so personally?