Madness: ‘Twilight’ Fans Trample Children

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TMZ is reporting that an autograph session that was expected to feature Robert Pattinson, star of the upcoming film Twilight, an adaptation of the bestselling Stephenie Meyer novel was abruptly canceled as a horde of approximately 3,000 people grew out of control waiting for a chance to get a glimpse of the actor.

The short story at TMZ leading to this video reads as follows:

Kids were trampled, the cops were called in, blood was reportedly spilled — all over a chance to see a guy from a film that hasn’t even opened yet.

Things got nasty at San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria this morning when a crowd of roughly 3000 anxious tweens grew out of control while waiting for a chance to see “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson.

The crowd — nearly 10 times larger than event officials prepared for — mutated into a mob scene when a push to get into the mall got so wild, that several kids fell under the crush. One girl reportedly broke her nose and another fainted.

No arrests were made and the event was canceled for obvious reasons.

I don’t think a whole lot more needs to be said about the situation, but some of these Twilight fans need to check themselves. I don’t care how old you are. If you classify yourself as a TwilightMOM or a 14-year-old hoping to get a glimpse at a man you have a crush on. This is ridiculous. The majority of these people wouldn’t want to see Robert Pattinson if he wasn’t playing a fictional character. Do they realize he isn’t really Edward Cullen from the movie and his eyes aren’t golden, he isn’t a vampire and he isn’t cold to the touch?

Here’s the deal though, I’m pretty much cool with the infatuation, but the fact it leads to violence is not cool. Can’t you people just form a single file line?

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