We don’t normally cover Celebrity Gossip “news” at Inveterate Media Junkies– mainly because it’s usually amazingly boring claptrap.
But since it was revealed that Kristen Stewart publicly apologized to her Twilight co-star/boyfriend Robert Pattinson over having a short affair/hook-up with a director from another movie… I felt the need to say something when, in a matter of minutes, the news swept over the internets and almost completely supplanted the Aurora Theater Massacre as the #1 Entertainment-related story.
The video above is from YouTube user NuttyMadam3575. She is very upset that Kristen cheated on Robert. As many have noted, the video is filled with contradictory statements… Not the least of which is NuttyMadam making a video detailing the whole sordid mess– then repeatedly admonishing her viewers to “Leave them [Kristen & Robert] alone!”
As one commenter asked, “Is this the British version of “Leave Britney Alone!!”?”
I see this vid as a lot more than that.
Sure, you could write, “Please tell me this girl is putting us on. Surely she doesn’t take this crap so freaking seriously.” like another YouTube viewer did. But if you take the 3+ minutes to watch and you get to the 3:10 mark, you’ll most likely agree that NuttyMadam3575 is very serious. She’s a fan’s fan– obviously touched Stewart and Pattinson found “true love” while working together playing romantically involved characters in a movie series about sparkly vampires and hunky werewolves.
Seriously, who among us hasn’t had a Pure Geek Moment™ where we’ve ranted ad infinitum on a subject so impossibly nerdy that we literally left our friends sitting silently, mouths agape– not knowing whether to laugh at us… Or run? From “Han Shot First” to “Flames on Optimus Prime” there’s a billion nerdly rants in Geek City. And NuttyMadam3575 has 185 videos on YouTube… So she’s no mere Twilight Opportunist. For all express purposes, I feel her dedication to the films makes her a Twilight Professional.
This is also really no different from my rant on the obviously meant-as-a-joke “24 Years of Venom” Logo… And one of the first responses I received from that post was a nasty Tweet making fun of me. By all means, feel free to laugh at the vid. I freely admit to laughing at parts too. But as a True Blue Geek, I just cannot find it in myself to take it to the next level and ridicule her… Especially at that 3:10 mark.
And even though you might think co-running a website like IMJ would have hardened me to this shit, I still find the fact that other Geeks find it so easy to be mean and condescending to other Geeks very, very sad.