“I’d like to strangle the guy who came up with it,” the Twilight star revealed to the German edition of Interview Magazine.
This wasn’t the first time Robert has expressed his dislike for the moniker.
“I don’t understand what the nickname culture is,” he told Today‘s Savannah Guthrie in November 2012. “If I could figure out a way to get rid of that, it’d be amazing. It does sound like an antacid tablet.”
He also voiced his desire “to strangle” whoever came up with the nickname during an interview with The Guardian in June 2012.
So, who exactly is this guy on Robert’s bad side? The actor said he knows who started the popular nickname, but didn’t want to call him out by name. Instead, the actor simply referred to the “R-Patz” creator as “some fat celebrity blogger.”
However, it seems that Perez Hilton is willing to take ownership of it. The popular celebrity blogger recapped Robert’s chat with Interview and addressed the comments by saying, “Whoops! Sorry it irks you, but… WE REGRET NOTHING!!!”
Indeed, Perez is known for making up nicknames and has publicly called Robert “R-Patz” since at least 2008. Perez is also on Robert’s radar.
“Perez Hilton is the kind of… the epitome of the whole Internet,” Robert said in 2008, adding he was baffled by the blogger’s influence over people.
Five years on, it seems Robert’s confusion has turned to down-right disgust!
Do you think Robert’s taking the whole “R-Patz” thing too seriously?