It’s unclear to me as to whether Twilight fans are having difficulty proving that their not completely insane or whether they are doing an incredible job of proving that 14-year old girls can kick ass with the rest of them.
With the desperation of right-wingers at the hands of a liberal President-elect and the devastation of Prop 8 passing in California to re-take-away the marriage right for same-sex couples, it makes sense that the first riot we’ve seen was…for a Twilight publicity signing.
According to Slashfilm, a bit of violence broke out in San Francisco after 3,000 fans lined up starting in the morning at the mall where Rob Pattinson was supposed to have a signing. Since the police and PR wizards expected 500 people there – seriously – the signing was canceled, and the ensuing out of control tweens and moms trampled a few of their brethren and even broke a girl’s nose.
It’s easy to assume that the cancellation caused much of the rage-riot, but I assume there was a massive argument between Team Edward and Team Jacob that got out of hand when a seventh grader broke a bottle of Yoohoo across the forehead of a Twi-mom and threatened to cut anyone who thought Jacob was an overly aggressive, near-date-rapist. Which he is.
Was there looting? Tear Gas? Slashfilm has a link to the TMZ video of the riot so you can see for yourself.
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