Gilroy, California – Organizers of the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival revealed today that of the three lead actors of the “Twilight” film series invited to grace the event, only Taylor Lautner will be making an appearance. The other two actors, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, have declined the invitation.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world’s largest such event participated in by hundreds of food vendors with booths featuring the best garlic recipes. This year’s festival is scheduled for July 26-28. Gilroy, a city located 78 miles south of San Francisco, is one of the largest, if not the largest garlic producer in the U.S. The festival is designed to showcase the city’s booming garlic industry.
Festival organizers said that Stewart and Pattinson apologized for declining the invitation, citing garlic as the reason for their inability to attend. Both actors said that since they started acting in the “Twilight” series, they have developed a phobia for garlic. “We just can’t imagine being in an environment full of garlic,” the pair said. It is common knowledge in many cultures that garlic is used to drive away vampires. Stewart and Pattinson play vampires in the film series. Organizers said that Taylor Lautner, who plays a werewolf in the films, was gracious enough to accept the personal appearance invitation, despite the non-appearance of his co-stars.