It has been brought to our attention that some have misconstrued/twisted our words in ways that make us out to be Rob-Haters.
We never said that fan support of an actor and his/her film is bad. It's fan support that determines their longevity in their career. We were merely pointing out that it IS wrong when people use anonymizers and proxy servers to fake an IP address. MTV made their voting so it SHOULD be one vote per person/computer. That way, it reflects a somewhat true account of fan anticipation. When people (and we mean ninnies) cheat and thus over inflating the outcome, it does more harm than good. We're not just talking about one poll here. They aren't manipulating just one thing. So when the time comes and Cosmopolis debuts, what happens when the BO doesn't reflect all of those polls (ie fan anticipation)? Then people start to blame Rob (Remember Me is a PERFECT example of this happening).
Is it JUST a poll? Yes. But they add up and it factors into a bigger issue than that.
We don't want people to place Robert (or Kristen) in an unattainable role. SWATH is a completely different story (as is many other movies this year) because it does not rely almost totally on one actor/actress. SWATH, THG, TDK draw several different fanbases. Cosmopolis rests a LOT on Rob and to over inflate those expectations will only do more harm than good. If you can't see that then maybe you need to reexamine your "knowledge" of how the business works.
Oh, and for the record : If we ever heard of Kristen fans cheating in the same manner, we would absolutely call them to the carpet.