Jan 23, 2010

Robert Pattinson the worst performer on 'Hope for Haiti' telethon says Irish Central

Unbelievable. Let's take a monumental event that's only goal is to help the Haitian community try and slowly recover. It is no doubt that it will take a long time for these people to recover from this unimaginable tragedy. But this telethon is trying to make a difference, trying to help those who need it.

And, Rob being one of the many, many celebrities that came out to help is being ridiculed for .. well for no reason.

Here is the completely inappropriate article:

Robert Pattinson the worst performer on 'Hope for Haiti' telethon

Robert Pattinson made an ass of himself on the “Hope for Haiti” telethon last night.

The British star was one of those making an appeal for funds, but proved he couldn't hack it in the big leagues.

He didn't even think it important enough to show up live, but his contribution was pre-recorded. He is so much more important than Bono, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson or the like. Hey, it’s only Haiti.

He was trying to be far too cool and striking a pose unlike every other presenter who just got on with the job on hand, which was to deliver funds for the poverty stricken homeless and hurt in Haiti.

Robert however, came on stage unkempt, dressed in trampish clothes, mumbled his lines, spoke in a very low voice and made no sense whatever.

Compared to pros like Ben Stiller, Morgan Freeman and Anderson Cooper, Pattinson came across like a cranky child, unwilling to do his work.

Stellar music acts like Sting, Bono and Madonna gave the night a wonderful energy and sense of hope.

Robert Pattinson gave the impression he wanted to be anywhere else – and indeed he was by taping it. Which is pretty much in keeping with this self-obsessed, poser who has somehow cracked the limelight.

Not for long I'd wager. (irishcentral.com)

Wow, how unbelievably inappropriate and unnecessary and totally not the point.

The telethon was about help, hope and love for a community that needs it now more than ever.
But instead of what a wonderful cause it was going towards and how terrific it was for all those celebrities to get together so quickly and help... they decide to pick out Rob Pattinson, a very small part of the whole event, and shred him to pieces. . . Why?

First of all, comparing Rob to Jack Nicholson, or performers like Bono and Madonna is insane. They have over 30 years in the business - Rob is 23 years old and is just getting started out. Instead the jacka$$ who wrote the article said "He was trying to be far too cool and striking a pose..." Hmm.. ever wonder if he was maybe...nervous? He's never done anything like this before. He is still learning the ropes. Come the 'eff' on. I don't know Rob, nor do I defend people that I deem are wrong, but someone who is just starting out, that has been THROWN into the limelight like chum to sharks is being chastised for HOW he gave the reading off the teleprompter! He's reading a horrible story about someone being trapped in the ruble. C'mon! Give him a break!

The telethon wasn't about Rob and to write an entire article means that this paper/webpaper or whatever it is - completely missed the point.