The effect Robert Pattinson has on his young fans is clear.
They scream in the streets for him; they camp out for days to attend his movie premieres; they buy posters, shirts and all kinds of apparel with his face on it; they help him sky-rocket to the A-list and be considered for a new franchise lead.
In short, whether Pattinson asks for it or whether he deserves it, this fact is undeniable: he influences million of people.
With that in mind, it's difficult to not be taken aback when looking at a couple outtakes from the actor's photo shoot with Wonderland Magazine. These never made it into the publication, but Pattinson didn't know that would be the case when he stuck a lit cigarette into his mouth and posed for them:
Is Robert well within his rights to smoke? Of course.
But was it really necessary to do so as part of a pictorial that would be viewed around the world? Unless Pattinson was trying to prove that even he's capable of looking ugly, we say no, not at all. It was a dumb decision.
What do you say? Does smoking in such a manner make Pattinson a bad role model?