We don't know about you, but we felt horrible when we discovered via this article
that Robert Pattinson has gotten "bags of mail from angry fans, telling [him] that [he] can't possibly play Edward."
What have we come to?
Certainly everyone has a right to voice their opinion, but is that
The fact of the matter is, there is no human that is perfect for Edward. That's what makes him Edward
. And just because some Twilight readers are not 100% pleased with the casting of Edward (which I don't think anyone could ever be -- he's EDWARD
-- so this applies to everyone) doesn't make it okay to rip Rob apart.
We know this is going to sound cliche, but Rob is a human
. He has feelings too.
The treatment of Rob is not okay.
fandom is not about hostility or pettiness or cruelty.
fandom is about Twilight
And now, like it or not, Robert Pattinson has become a part of Twilight
And so you have a choice.
If you choose to support Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie, to encourage him, to have faith in his portrayal of Edward, and to offer him your fandomly love, sign this petition.
We started this petition just to show you how much you really are loved by the fandom, no matter how much hate mail you get!
Everyone signed here loves and supports you and thinks you will do a fantastic job as Edward.
We hope that you find some comfort in a bit of positive feedback, and we can't wait to see you prove all the naysayers wrong!