Every morning I wake up and go through the same routine of checking up on the blogs, mostly Twilight related ones first. So this morning as I’m reading I saw there were some RPatz sightings due to his birthday dinner. And as I’m flipping through the pictures I start to notice something that struck a weird nerve with me.
Go see the rest of the pics HERE
If you look at the photos, you’ll notice a few things:
1. camera all up in his face
2. the woman His Mom this woman, could be his Mom, is grabbing very tightly onto him as he’s trying to get out of the situation
3. the fact that he looks like he’s trying to run and escape down those stairs with the help of the staff
So my initial reaction after seeing these was something along the lines of “wow really, I’m so glad I wasn’t THAT girl when I met him” Yes, I’m sure it’d be nice to have a picture with RPatz, but honestly who wants a photo with a celebrity looking like a crazed maniac while they look scared for their life? Not me, but apparently these fans are ok with that.
And honestly going into the trip I really didn’t know how I’d react if I did see him while in Vancouver. But when the moment came, I really couldn’t think of anything to do but say hi and smiling. Even if the security guards had let us take out our cameras, I didn’t find it appropriate to start snapping photos of them while they’re just trying to enjoy a night out with their friends. And despite how close he and I were, there was no point that I even considered grabbing him.
Now I’m sure a lot of you are thinking, well he’s a celebrity; he knew what he was getting himself into. Ok that’s fine and all; I understand there is a level of privacy that any celebrity has to deal with giving up. But they’re also humans, and there is a level of respect that people should have for them while they’re trying to get through normal daily activities. I could understand snapping photos on the set, or at a convention, but while he’s just trying to enjoy a meal?
I mean seriously, the dude is just trying to go out to dinner with his friends/cast mates on his birthday. And I know there are a thousand ways to dispute what I’m saying, “well then he should’ve just had a private party at his hotel, he knew people would swarm”. So the dude should stay locked up in his hotel room 24hours a day unless filming? Get real.
After seeing the photos…I just really felt bad for him and had to express my opinions. Too each their own.
Feel free to share your thoughts.
**EDIT 4pm: the woman holding onto him is actually his mom. Thanks to Laura for the info! Regardless, she’s still holding tightly onto him to get him outta that swarm of fans.
**EDIT 8am: ok so nobody is totally sure if its his mom or not. Some say yes, Some say no. So she’s either grabbing him to get the hell out of that situation, or grabbing onto him like a freak.