Sunday, December 13, 2009
Investikudos Rant: Robsten, the package deal.
Are you Team Edward? Team Jacob? Maybe Team Bella?
Team Charlie and his porn'stache? (He should've had an Entertainment Weekly cover too)
So many possibilities.
Most of them rather harmless. Granted, there's nothing like a heated debate between an Edward and a Jacob fan and hair may be pulled, mean words of sparkling tiaras and fake ab-muscles may be uttered (those of you who've see Taylor Lautner host SNL will understand) but it's harmless because they are fictional characters.
When you are on Team Rob, Team Kristen (or Team Taylor), you aren't supporting fictional characters.
In weeks of drought, especially after months of New Moon promotion over-indulgence, it's easy to get lost in the onslaught of rumors, fresh gossip and the occasional run in with the paparazzi Rob and/or Kristen have.
For the most part they've managed to remain somewhere secluded, most definitely enjoying some down time.
But then, they step out. Paparazzi rejoice and atart the hunt. And before we know it, the drought is over and we're hit with up close and personal photos of Rob. Snaps of Kristen near her parents house.
Papz do their job, whether celebrities like it or not. we don't think Rob and Kristen chose this side of fame and probably didn’t even choose fame at all. They enjoy their profession as much as a pap-photographer enjoys the rush of getting a scoop.
Where do we, as fans draw the line? Since we don't know which boundaries Rob and Kristen have set for themselves in regards of getting stalked by the papz, we can't support them in any other way but to decide for ourselves what we find acceptable.
There's a fine line between wanting to see them out and about, knowing the only way to get those shots is through the paparazzi, and wanting them to be free from having to deal with exactly that.
We saw one photo from last week when Rob went to a Marcus Foster gig with Bobby Long. In that picture the papz were all up in his business and he was shielding his face.
Several people told us he was smiling in other photos. Which makes us wonder if that means that it is all okay to have a camera lens in your face because you curl your lips into a smile.
So, when you're smiling it's alright for papz to follow you around?
We think not.
It's part of the everlasting debate of celebrities vs paparazzi. Privacy vs the business of being famous.
People who work in Hollywood, have their faces splattered across the covers of magazines, big screens, small screens and gossip rags know their personal business is very much of interest to everyone who enjoys watching them.
That includes all of us who enjoy watching Rob and Kristen.
They have their own balance and know the papz are part of the deal. They don't deserve to be stalked, because they don't want to be celebrities, they just love acting.
We believe it puts them in a different category. They are not alone, only certain starlets seem to enjoy their cooch on display, their boobs falling out and posing in front of the pap-camera.
Just because Rob is smiling about whatever has him amused, in no way means he is happy to be snapped.
Kristen was spotted yesterday and got photographed near her parents house. In one photo she was smiling too, does that mean she was enjoying herself.
Most people on "Team Kristen" seems to think it was very un-cool to have Kristen papped on what is known to be private property.
That is un-cool. Beyond un-cool, it is disgusting. Disturbing. And unfortunately not a first or last.
But these same people now seem to be angry because after Rob was snapped up close last week, some of his fans started a support campaign.
What happened to Rob - from the one photo we saw - was very unpleasant. Most of these so called support campaigns don’t make much of a difference, but they are a good reminder of how disgusting the papz are, how close they get and how wrong that is.
"Team Kristen" wonders: doesn’t Kristen deserve the same support and complain about how Rob always gets all the support and Kristen never gets any.
First of all, what happens every time Kristen gets papped near her house, or anywhere is as disturbing as when it happens to Rob nwhen he is enjoying himself with some friends, or with Kristen.
There’s no difference, whether it is part of the Hollyweird business or not, it continues to be creepy. It’s a universal problem unfortunately, not just one Rob and Kristen deal with.
Secondly, what is stopping these Kristen fans to start a similar campaign? Their disturbance is justified, after all.
What's unfair is how they claim Rob knew the papz were there and even anticipated on it and posed, whereas Kristen had no idea and therefore it is worse for Kristen than it is for Rob.
All because he was smiling?
Not saying "Team Rob" is any better. They continue to hope and support the made up and/or spun out of control stories of Rob’s relationship status to their own benefit. And there have been a lot of them in the past few weeks.
That's also getting old.
Now, we are no saints and don't claim to be better, but we do wonder...
Is it that hard to support Rob AND Kristen?
You don’t have to be a fan of both to RESPECT them both.
Nothing screams disrespect more than a bunch of teams beating each other down in online wars over who deserves more support, who is better and why they should dump each other.
Rob and Kristen are very much real people and very much together. They probably don't call themselves “Team Robsten” but they are definitely a package deal.
Note: It's all opinion.