It’s a rare occurrence when we get such a clear example of the celebrity gossip machine at work, but the latest tabloid nonsense involving Kristen Stewart and her mother’s truck is about as clear as it gets. And the bowels of the celebrity gossip machine is not a pretty site. The story began yesterday as Kristen was photographed and videotaped while purportedly attending a professional obligation relating to her new film Camp XRay in North Hollywood. In photographs that were widely reported on across the tabloid “press”, Kristen is shown walking into the location and walking out sometime later to her mother’s blue pickup truck. Written in the dust on the truck’s hood is a “I [heart symbol] Rob.” The pictures, taken by x17online and another paparazzi firm, are presented in a fashion to make the reader believe that Kristen stopped while in the process of entering the truck to look at the “writing” and various tabloids opined as to whether it was written by her or by a “fan” and/or how seeing it may have affected her. Some outlets even claimed that she was hurt and/or outraged at the paparazzi and that she cursed them.
For an example, see how Rachel Maresca of the New York Daily News used the photos and spun the story. In her article called “Kristen Stewart Victim of Car Prank: Fan Writes “I love Rob” on Hood of Her Pickup Truck Post Robert Pattinson Split”, Maresca asserts that the “23 year old actress returned to her parked car outside a studio in North Hollywood to find what appeared to be an unwanted reminder of her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson right in front of her”. Continuing, Maresco asserted that “A possible fan or unknown culprit wrote the words ‘I love Rob’ in the dust of Stewart’s unwashed blue pickup truck”.
Joyce Chen of US Magazine spun it this way in her web article “Kristen Stewart’s Car Vandalized With ‘I Love Rob’ Message After Robert Pattinson Breakup”: “The Twilight actress looked dumbfounded as she stared at the words ‘I (heart) Rob’ written on the dusty vehicle.” Chen also noted how “Stewart kept a stoic expression on her face as she drove off in the vehicle in a white V-neck T-shirt, grey hoodie and cropped skinny jeans, a pair of oversized black-framed glasses on her face.”
Leigh Blickley in her article “Kristen Stewart Insulted After “I love Rob’ Message Left on Her Dirty Pickup Truck”, asserted that “In pictures on x17online.com, the 23-year-old ‘Twilight’ star can be seen staring at the harsh words left on her dirty pickup truck — most likely a prank pulled by a fan or a paparazzo.” She also asserted, like many other outlets, that there appeared “to be a parking ticket on her windshield … yikes.”
Georginia Littlejohn of Britain’s The Daily Mirror, in an article “Kristen Stewart Fails to Wash That Man Off Her Car As She Spots Declaration of Love to Robert Pattinson On Her Bonnet”, asserted that a “cheeky fan had etched the words onto her very dirty pickup truck but she made no attempt to scrub it off.” The Mirror continued with a discussion about the so-called Rob and Riley Keough romance, a story that has been widely repudiated story by even the actress herself.
And the Christian Post’s Benge Nsenduluka claimed that Kristen “appeared to be stunned while heading back to her vehicle after spotting a love note on it’s bonnet.” Query why a so-called Christian webblog covers celebrity gossip and then lies about it. Talk about bearing false witness. Isn’t that one of those stone tablet things, number 9 I think?
Rebecca Merriman of Entertainmentwise.com spun it this way in her article “Kristen Stewart Victim of I Love Rob Prank On Dirty Truck” claiming that Kristen “had a look of shock on her face as she appeared to see the message across the bonnet of the car as she climbed back in the vehicle and didn’t attempt to hide her annoyance as she seemed to swear at the pap squad, who laughed at the embarrassing incident.” An amazing assertion given the video that the website provided as to the incident. But more on that later.
So take your choice: was Kristen stoic, staring, shocked, stunned, insulted, annoyed, or outraged. Or did some gutless paparazzi weasels fail miserably at trying to get a rise out of her. Would never guess it from these photos and these stories. Did she write it, a cheeky fan write it, or did a paparazzi write it. Seems like a mystery from these stories and these pictures doesn’t it. Or did some slimeball paparazzi hope to goad Kristen into reacting. Would never guess it from these photos and these stories.
But, what do all these “reporters” for these paragons of journalistic excellence have in common? They are all liars and they all make a living off of misrepresenting the truth and making people stupid. And how do we know that? For once, we can actually can answer all these questions because the involved paparazzi were stupid enough to provide a full video of the incident.
There are several complete versions of the video available on the internet. The one at entertainmentwise.com is probably the best. It shows how the paparazzi were already filming and laughing about the writing on the hood before Kristen came back out. How Kristen comes out, goes to the car, says a single remarkably quiet “fuck you” as she is getting into the car, and shows her driving away. With the sounds of paparazzi laughing in the background. There is no stop and stare at the writing, no outrage, not much of any visual reaction at all. Bottom line, Kristen bears the blank expression she often displays to paparazzi scum.
And as to who wrote the message? These tabloid outlets insult people’s intelligence by claiming it was put their by anyone else other than themselves. Their goal was to get a rise out of Kristen. And they failed miserably. Which is what all of these articles should have reported: that Gutless Paparazzi Weasels Fail to Get A Rise Out of Kristen Stewart.
And as for the parking ticket? Anyone who has gotten in LA knows what one looks like. This looks more like a business card.
One final point. The photos purportedly showing Kristen stopping to stare at the message. A picture never lies? Yeah right, this blog proves that they do. Which is why paparazzi rarely release video. And which is why there is not one second of any video involving the so-called cheating scandal last year . Ask yourself why?
So here’s a little pop quiz if you can hold your nose: review the entertainmentwise.com video at http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/120145/I-Love-Rob-Declaration-Of-Love-To-Ex-Robert-Pattinson-Written-On-Kristen-Stewarts-Dirty-Truck.
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