Robert Pattinson just lost his hood pass

February 23rd, 2010 // 73 Comments

Robert Pattinson’s interview with Details is up and apparently he said more than just his hatred of vaginas:

Rob, did you know that every time you say actor or acting you lower your voice to a whisper?
He’s genuinely startled. “I do?”
Yes, so quietly it’s like you’re saying Negro.
He laughs, lightens up. “What if we were ‘acting’ like ‘Negroes’? Then we’d be fucked–we couldn’t hear anything. . . .”

Okay, before everyone starts calling RPatz a gay racist and suggesting John Mayer just got a boner, don’t pretend this wasn’t being yelled at the screen during showings of Twilight:

“Don’t you open the window, girl! He ain’t gotta stick it in. Aw hell no. Don’t be dry-humping no bitchass vampires. Wait- DAYAMN! His skin be sparklin’! His skin be sparklin’. That ain’t right. RUN, BITCH, ‘FORE HE STEAL YOUR GOOD SHOES!”

(In my defense, I could’ve sworn that theater was empty.)

Photos: Getty
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  1. jeff

    i dont even get this — wtf does that even mean?

  2. Karla

    He looks like a 12 year-old boy. Wax your eyebrows!

  3. AW

    I don’t even think black people know who RPattz is.

  4. crazypants

    Wow, nothing remotely offensive in that statement.

  5. Epic Beard Guy

    So fun to say “Hood pass” isn’t it? Conjurs up images of what that dumb shit John Mayer said.

    Lets dance around almost saying the N word kids!

  6. Dirk Diggler

    Im with #1
    Wow
    Just Wow

  7. OTP

    WOW SO RACIST!!!!!!!

    hahahahhahahahaha

  8. Sapa

    FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!! FO’ ALL Y’ALL TALKERZ UP N HUUURE!!! IT HAPPENS AND YOU’RE LYING IF YOU SAY IT DOESN’T!

  9. Alan

    He’s saying that if he says ‘acting’ quietly and most people would say ‘Negro’ quietly because of its racist reputation, that the conversation would be inaudible.

    There’s nothing racist in the statement.

  10. Maz

    Holland wrote in a later post on facebook: “I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I’m misunderstood.”

    That’s one DI-A college football player out of 8-9,000.

    I hear a lot of athletes feel this way… they just don’t say it. I couldn’t imagine the outcry if 25,000 athletes out of the 70,000 admitted how racist they are.

    I would say “white boy” and “opie” are racist terms. Most black people I’ve encountered use the phrases. I respond with “black boy” and “webster”. They are usually offended. Go figure.

  11. Maz

    Holland wrote in a later post on facebook: “I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I’m misunderstood.”

    That’s one DI-A college football player out of 8-9,000.

    I hear a lot of athletes feel this way… they just don’t say it. I couldn’t imagine the outcry if 25,000 athletes out of the 70,000 admitted how racist they are.

    I would say “white boy” and “opie” are racist terms. Most black people I’ve encountered use the phrases. I respond with “black boy” and “webster”. They are usually offended. Go figure.

  12. Izzie

    I’m pretty sure all Brits give up their hood pass at birth. So I’m okay with it.

  13. SO RIGHT

    very funny post, Superficial guy :)

  14. laura

    The journalist interviewing him Lena Horne’s, granddaughter is black. She’s the one who suggested the Negro comparison and #10′s comment is most accurate when you take into account the whole article.

    I dont care about Pattinson or Details but its ridiculous when everyone runs to accuse of anything that breaks “PC” rules without looking into the whole situation. Its also sad that a number of people are now “OK” with the situation once they have discovered the journalist is black. Its showbiz people, its not anything that really matters.

  15. Laura

    My best friend is a die hard Twilight fan, I think she has corrupted me, I also realize that for an English major I have horrible grammar, Im going back to bed,

  16. Balls McCoy

    Nothing racist here. It’s just rampant yellow journalism.

  17. blah blah blah

    Jenny Lumet the woman who wrote the article is half black. Her grandmother is Lena Horne. It was just an honest observation on her part. I hate when people freak out anytime race is discussed.

  18. tard

    Probably not used to questions like that and why should he be. I like to hear what people actually think instead of what there publicists give them.

  19. FoShizzle

    I’m still more concerned about his “Allergic to Vaginas” comment… he didn’t say he was “Allergic to Negroes.”

  20. sim

    I agree with #10..
    it wasnt racist at all.
    read what he said again… it had to do with being quiet

    the person doing the interview was more racist

  21. sim

    isnt he dating the chick from twilight? doesnt she have a vagina?

  22. JoshuaTree

    Hey, SuperFish.

    The writer that wrote this post needs to be disciplined. I trust you’ll take care of it.

  23. djfred

    Nothing racist in what he said for all the reasons stated by number 10. I wish I could say the same for the superficial writer. Or that it was at least even slightly funny.

  24. What the Fuck guys. I don’t like the social trending I’m seeing happening here. Let’s not make it cool to fuck with Black People. Its black History month for goodness sake. I own every John Mayer Cd, and I’ve read all the twilight books…I feel betrayed. Fucking Cedric Diggory!

  25. tard

    Negro

  26. Martin Luther Shemp

    Amazing. Talk about taking stuff out of context. Clearly, Pattinson is saying that if the words “negro” and “acting” were always said quietly, and then the subject being discussed was “acting like negroes”, the subject would go unheard, since it’s being said too quietly for anyone to hear. He’s riffing on the interviewer’s comment, not any personal view of his own.

    He’s not making a joke about anyone “acting like negroes”. For fuck’s sake…

  27. tard

    Headline..quiet kid does not use use the N word.

  28. Doc Schweinstrudel

    No matter what he says he is still boring and looks like a fag.

  29. Imagen

    THIS: #27. Couldn’t have said it better.

    People need to lighten the eff up and stop taking things out of context.

  30. Angela D.

    1. I’m black and love RPattz
    2. I don’t find his comments offense
    3. Superfish…your comments…wow. really?

  31. Angela D.

    1. I’m black and love RPattz;
    2. I don’t find his comments offensive (I can only imagine the comments that will come out of the misusage in my first post); and
    3. Superfish…your comments…wow. really?

  32. Angela D.

    1. I’m black and love RPattz;
    2. I don’t find his comments offensive (I can only imagine the comments that will come out of the misusage in my first post); and
    3. Superfish…your comments…wow. really?

  33. Uncleangry

    Countdown until Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson hold a press conference to voice their dissatisfaction with Mr.Pattz’s comments…in 10..9….8….

  34. I agree with #27.
    He didn’t say anything racist at all. Just like he never confessed to being gay.
    Did everyone just say “Fuck elementary reading comprehension skills! They can have the month off!”?

    And I love making fun of EVERY race, including my own and a few that probably don’t even exist yet. I think people get offended way too easily about shit that they should just laugh about. But this post wasn’t even funny, it was just ignorant.
    Epic fail.

  35. lovelyriot!

    Epic fail indeed. Nothing racist there. I think The Superficial is just fishing for celeb news stories to post and doing a crappy job of it. Was today a slow day in celebrity land? Is that why this stupid thing got posted?

  36. BeeTee

    Next thing you know he’ll be saying some stuff like “I sprinkle diamonds in my doo-doo cause I’m balla like that!”

  37. Ok, I’m half black and even I find that last part HILARIOUS!!! Let’s not act like ALL STERYOTYPES don’t stem from at least a bit of truth : ) Too funny…although I’m not sure how many balck people went to see “Twilight” in the first place…

  38. Chris

    Amazing. Talk about taking stuff out of context. Clearly, Pattinson is saying that if the words “negro” and “acting” were always said quietly, and then the subject being discussed was “acting like negroes”, the subject would go unheard, since it’s being said too quietly for anyone to hear. He’s riffing on the interviewer’s comment, not any personal view of his own.

    He’s not making a joke about anyone “acting like negroes”. For fuck’s sake.

    —–

    Here’s the problem with your explantion. He said “what if we were acting like negroes”, not “what if we were discussing acting like negroes”.

  39. Laura

    Sim, did you not read the posts above yours? The journalist who brought up the issue is black.

    This is stupid & too PC when you have to point out what race you are or of the said offending person just so people will get over it.

  40. black jesus

    the people who make this kind of shit an issue are the racist ones

    thats right, fish writer – YOU ARE A FUCKING RACIST

    tryin to ak like he knows a nigga, HELL NAW BITCH

  41. Dank24

    Acting like negroes? He must mean there’s going to be drive-by’s and people eating grits and fried chicken while not getting a job in the new Twilight flick.

  42. Dank24

    #41, you must proved his point, idiot.

  43. Dank24

    #41, you just proved his point, idiot.

  44. Albin Bainbridge

    What Pattinson said wasn’t racist, but it was a horribly unfunny joke so he still sucks.

  45. Rob

    aghh im allergic to vaginas

  46. black jesus

    44 what point do you think you proved you ignorant fuck job? go play with your tiny little white dick

    btw keep on working on your reading and writing comprehension skills, they are AWESOME!

  47. The Listener

    Not really racist, just not that funny. Maybe it was one of those times when you had to be there to get the joke.

  48. lori

    Greasy, vapid and stupid looking. Stupid people think he’s a star.

  49. Bianca

    I want to see the cock so bad..and have him inside of me!!!!

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