Robert Pattinson Slammed For Lies About Animal Cruelty On Set

Why joke about this?

Robert Pattinson Slammed For Lies About Animal Cruelty On Set

Image Credit: Summit Entertainment. 

Yesterday, everyone was pretty darn confused about some comments that Robert Pattinson made in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.

Robert revealed that he had refused to go through with a movie scene that would have required him performing non-simulated masturbation on a canine. 

He explained the context of the scene, which was allegedly supposed to be for his new indie flick Good Time

“It was a character thing. I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, ‘Just do it for real, man! Don’t be a pu**y!’ And the dog’s owner was like, ‘Well, he’s a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs’."

Robert revealed he refused to do such a thing. 


PETA Vice President Lisa Lange then came forward to praise Robert for refusing to do this. 

“PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog’s Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star. Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone’s who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog … and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers’ top priority is money and animals’ interests and well-being are often ignored.”


BUT, let’s switch things around now, because Robert has come out in a statement to reveal that the whole thing was a lie. 

The film did not contain this, and the directors did NOT ask him to perform such an act, nor did they support such behaviour. 

Robert issued a statement to E! News, saying, "The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiralled out of control. What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the Good Time set.

We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal. Everyone involved in Good Time are amazing professionals and have come together to make a movie that I’m extremely proud of. 

I feel embarrassed that in the moment, I was trying to make Jimmy laugh, only to create confusion and a false impression.”


The directors of the film, Benny and Josh Safide, also came out with a short Tweet to shut down the rumour, and reveal it was all a joke. 


Some aren’t very impressed with the ‘joke’, however, due to its serious nature. 

Might be best to make some jokes more apparent next time...