Robert Pattinson Blames Kristen Stewart’s Rape-Comment Controversy on the Media

Hey, remember how Kristen Stewart compared being photographed by the paparazzi to being raped? And then several women’s groups were all like, “Well, that seems a tad inappropriate“? And then even Kristen herself realized the error of her words?

Yeah, well Stewart’s Twilight co-star and rumored boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, has a different take on the whole brouhaha.

In a recent interview, R-Pattz asserted that it’s the mean old blogosphere’s fault that people got so upset by K-Stew’s choice of words. Yeah, really.

According to Pattinson,

“None of those associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first—who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites. That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy.”

Hmm; we suppose that Rob gets points for gallantry for sticking by his lady, but as long as he’s talking accountability, doesn’t he think that the primary responsibility resides with K-Stew for making the comparison in the first place?

Hit us up in the comments section and share your thoughts: Do you think Stewart’s “rape” comments were offensive, or are people making a big stink out of nothing?

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