Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have made their money from the adoration of their fans, and now that they are a couple, they are complaining about being hounded by fans. Fans follow Pattinson’s and Stewart’s every move on and off the set, but the Twilight stars say that they are afraid of their fans.
The Hollywood promotion machine has gone to great lengths to create obsessive fans for every aspect of Twilight including its most romantic couple. Whether or not theirs is a real romance, it belongs to the public just like every other such publicity hook up.
Now the two are saying that they are actually scared of fans. Stewart, who will soon be appearing nude in movie scenes, was quoted saying,
"I feel like I could go out in disguise but they would still recognize my feet or the shape of my leg. And they would just bag me. It's scary."
Pattinson also complained about his life and his fans:
"I can’t remember what my normal life is like. The biggest challenge is coping with the crowds; I am a quiet, private person."
If these two young lovers want a nice secluded, private life, they could always walk away from the Twilight series that's making them millions of dollars. The price of celebrity is loss of privacy. And if they would stop their public displays of affection they could rid themselves of one opportunity for fans to invade their privacy.
May we all recognize and take responsibility for the consequences of our actions. And may the abundance these celebrities experience become the norm among all people.