Just in: Ministry of Gossip gets Robert Pattinson's jokes
Robert Pattinson has gone public with what the Ministry of Gossip understood all along -- that his Details magazine quote about hating and being allergic to vaginas was actually, shock of shocks, meant as a joke.
Imagine, having a sense of humor in this day and age. How dare he.
To set this up a bit for those not hanging on Pattinson's every word: The photo shoot accompanying the actor's Details cover story featured him with a bunch of naked women. Rob told a story about that shoot in the interview, talking about how he was unprepared to be surrounded by naked models for hours. Then when the article hit the Internet, a bajillion bloggers -- perhaps titillated by the page-view prospects inherent in the V-word/Pattinson pairing? -- took his quotes out of context and blew them up into a stand-alone story line.
The celeb-watching world subsequently lost its collective online mind over the "scandal."
Pattinson told Access Hollywood at the "Remember Me" junket Sunday: "The whole story was because I thought people would be offended by the photos and when they get offended by the little joking explanation of it … I don’t know, the world’s a weird place."
The Ministry, we'd like to point out, got the joke in the first place. We'd also like to point out that video of his appearance on the "Today" show Monday morning is embedded after the jump.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Robert Pattinson on NBC's "Today" show to promote his new movie "Remember Me." Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press
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